Line Dance Studio’s Calling Cues In Class

 

Calling Cue

Steps

Counts

Description

Anchor Step

3

2 (QQS)

Place one foot slightly behind the other in 3rd position, roll the front foot in place, roll the back foot in place

Behind

1

1

Step one foot across behind the other

Brush

1

1

To move the foot lightly against the floor leading with the sole of the foot forward or backward

Chaine Turn

 

 

A series of quick turns on 1st position alternating feet with progression along a straight line or circle

Charleston

4

4

1)     step – kick/point – back – point back

踏前/點前踏後/點後

2)     kick/point – back – point back – step

   /點前踏後/點後–踏前

Chasse = Side Shuffle

3

2 (QQS)

Side – close – side

Chase 1/4 Turn

3

2 (QQS)

1) forward – 1/4 – cross / forward

2) side – 1/4 – forward

Chase 1/2 Turn

3

2 (QQS)

L Chase Turn : LF fwd – 1/2 R – LF fwd

R Chase Turn : RF fwd – 1/2 L – RF fwd

Close = Together

1

1

Step one foot next to the other with weight transfer

Coaster

3

2 (QQS)

Forward Coaster : forward – close – back

Back Coaster : back – close - forward

Coaster Cross : back – close – cross

Diagonal

 

 

45

Dorothy Step

3

2 (SQQ)

Diagonal Step – lock – step

Footwork

(Diagram 1)

 

 

5 Positions of the feet when dancing :

1st : feet (heels) together

2nd : feet apart – hip width

3rd : heel to instep 丁字腳

4th : one foot in front of the other (walk)

5th : toe to heel

Forward = Step

1

1

Move of the free foot forward with weight transfer

Grapevine = Vine

3 + 1

3 + 1

Side behind side cross -後-橫-

(may end with touch / kick / hitch / brush)

Heel Jack = Vaudeville

8

4 (QQQQQQQQ)

Cross – side – heel – back – cross – side – heel – back

Heel Split

2

2

With feel together (weight on balls), move both heels apart to 45, then close

Hitch

1

1

Move one knee up with toes point down to the floor

Hook

1

1

Cross one foot in front or behind the supporting leg at shin height with toes point down to the floor

Jazz Box

4

4

Cross – back – side – forward / cross / close / touch / point / kick / hitch

Kick Ball Change

3

2 (QQS)

Kick – back on ball – step

Lock

1

1

Cross in front or behind (on ball)

Lunge

1

1

An extended step onto a bended supporting leg (without full weight) keeping body up right, can be taken in any direction

Mambo Step

3

2 (QQS)

1) Forward : forward – recover – close

2) Back : back – recover – close

3) Side : side – recover – close

4) Cross : cross – recover – close

Mambo Turn

3

2 (QQS)

Mambo 1/2 turn : Forward – recover – 1/2 forward

Mambo 1/4 turn : Forward – recover – 1/4 side

Monterey Turn

(1/4, 1/2, 3/4 or full turn)

4

4

Point RF – turn close – point LF – close;

Point LF – turn close – point RF – close

Paddle Turn = 1/4 pivot

2

2

Forward – 1/4 turn with weight transfer

Pivot 1/2 Turn 踏轉

2

2

Forward – 1/2 forward

Pivot Full Turn踏轉轉

3

2 (QQS)

3 (SSS)

Forward – 1/2 forward – 1/2 back

Point

1

1

Touch with straight leg in any direction

Reach

1

1

Point (with straight leg) backward without weight

Rock = Recover

1 + 1

1 + 1

a rocking motion with weight transfer:

Forward Rock : forward – recover

Back Rock : back – recover

Side Rock : side – recover

Cross Rock : cross – recover

Rocking Chair

4

4 (SSSS); or

2 (QQQQ)

Forward rock – back rock

Rolling Vine = Rolling Full Turn

3

3

Turn 1/4 forward, 1/2 back, 1/4 side with progression along a straight line

Ronde

1

1

= Sweep, can also be executed with straight leg raised slightly from the floor

Sailor Step

 = Sailor Shuffle

3

2 (QQS)

1) R Sailor :

    RF behind – LF side – RF recover

2)  L Sailor :

LF behind – RF side – LF recover

3) Sailor Cross :

    Behind – side – cross

Serpentine

7

7

1)     cross – side – behind – sweep – behind –

side cross -橫-後-掃-後-橫-

2)     behind side cross sweep cross side behind-橫-前-掃-前-橫-後

Scissors Cross

3

4

Side – close – cross – hold

Scuff

1

1

To move the foot lightly against the floor leading with the heel of the foot forward

Shimmy

-

-

Shaking alternate shoulders backward & forward

Shuffle = Triple

3

2 (QQS)

1) Forward Shuffle : step – close/lock – step

2) Back Shuffle : back – close/lock – back

3) Side Shuffle (= chasse) : side – close – side

4) Cross Shuffle : cross – side – cross

Spiral Turn

1

 

Step forward and rotate the body on it to the opposite direction, while toes of the other foot have to assist on balancing.  No weight transfer after the turn

Spot

 

 

A step (or a few steps) in place that does not progress in any direction 

Step = Forward

1

1

Move of the free foot forward with weight transfer

Stomp

1

1

To strike the floor with either foot without weight transfer

Strut

1

2

1)     Toe Strut : toe touch – step flat on spot

2)     Heel Strut : heel touch – step flat on spot

Sway

1

1

A gentle flowing movement of the body from side to side

Sweep

1

1

Use the toe to make a circular movement on the floor

= Ronde (with raised leg)

Swing

1

1

The unweighted foot is raised to move forward, back, side or across like a pendulum

Switch

1

1

A rapid change of weight from one foot to the other while the feet positions are quickly changed

T

1

1

Turn 1/4 and step forward

Together = Close

1

1

Step one foot next to the other with weight transfer

Touch = Tap

1

1

Use toe or heel of the unweighted foot to touch the floor lightly without weight transfer

Triple Step = Shuffle

3

2 (QQS)

Same as Shuffle, can be on the spot

Turn

 

 

Body rotation that takes one or more steps to complete, there are various type of turns.

1/8 : 45(diagonal)

1/4 : 90

1/2 : 180

3/4 : 270

Full : 360

Twinkle

3

3

For Waltz.  Turn slightly diagonal & step forward (fall) – slightly forward (rising) – turn body to opposite diagonal & step slightly forward (rise & flat)

Vanilla

 

 

The original step patterns as written on the Choreographer’s script

Variations

 

 

Any temporary changes of the original footwork

Weave

3

3

Cross side behind -橫-後

Weight Transfer

 

 

Change of body weight from one foot to the other