THE PATTY CAKE POLKA



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A circle mixer in 2/4 time.

Record: LS 228-45, 149-78

Formation: Couples in a large circle around the room, in closed
dance pos, man's back to COH, woman facing man with her back
to wall.

Introduction: 4 meas, wait.

Measures
     1-4  HEEL, TOE; HEEL, TOE; SLIDE-CLOSE, SLIDE-
     CLOSE; SLIDE-CLOSE, SLIDE, TOUCH
     Using opp feet (man's L, woman's R), touch the heel out to
     the side, then bring the toe back close to the supporting
     foot; repeat the heel and toe; step swd on the L in LOD and
     close the R to it, and repeat; repeat meas 3, except that the
     last close becomes a touch, ready to take weight on the
     closing foot.
     5-8  HEEL, TOE; HEEL, TOE; SLIDE-CLOSE, SLIDE-
     CLOSE; SLIDE-CLOSE, SLIDE, TOUCH
     Repeat meas 1-4 in RLOD (moving to man's R and
     woman's L).
     9-12 PATTY-CAKE RIGHT; PATTY-CAKE LEFT; PATTY-
     CAKE BOTH; PATTY-CAKE DOWN
     Letting go hands, clap R hands together 3 times (one and
     two); repeat with L hands; clap both hands across 3 times
     (L to R, and R to L), and on the final "and" count of this
     meas, clap your own hands together; slap both hands on
     your own knees three times.
          13-16     POLKA ON TO THE NEXT AND; STAMP (softly),
          STAMP, STAMP
     Unhooking elbows and each traveling to the L, do a third
     polka step (L, close, L, hop L)   (woman, R, close, R, hop
     R); coming face-to-face with the next person, do three light
     stamps in place (R, L, R) and take closed pos to repeat the
     routine.

This is rather fast time for a true polka hop. Study to delay the hop
until the very end of the meas, making it come just before the
beginning of the next two-step.

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