BOSTON TWO-STEP 

 

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Record: LS E-46, side A, track 2

Position: Open, woman on man's R side, near hands joined.

Footwork: Opposite, directions given for man, woman doing the
counterpart.

Measures
     1-2  TWO PAS DE BAS BALANCES FORWARD
     Starting on outside feet, dancers leap diagonally forward
     and away from each other, and in two quick steps, close
     with the inside foot and step in place with the outside foot.
     (Man leaps L, closes with R and steps in place on L.) They
     repeat the step, leaping with the inside foot diagonally
     forward and toward each other (leap R, close L, step R).
     3-4  WALK, 2, 3, TURN
     Starting on outside feet, walk forward three steps (L, R, L).
     On the fourth count, keep weight on the outside feet and
     pivot toward each other to turn to face RLOD, joining new
     inside hands, man's L and woman's R.
     5-8  REPEAT 1-4 IN RLOD
     Starting on new outside feet, man's R and woman's L, do
     two pas de bas balances out and in, walk, 2, 3, and turn to
     face on count 4.
     9-10 PAS DE BAS BALANCES L AND R
     Facing with both hands joined, balance to man's L and R.
     When not traveling with the balance, dancers should close
     on the second step behind the leaping foot (leap L, close R
     behind L, step L in place, leap R, close L behind R, step R
     in place).
     11-12 STEP DRAW, STEP DRAW IN LOD
     Both step to the side in LOD (man's L), draw the other foot
     to close, taking weight on it, and repeat.
     13-16 FOUR TURNING TWO-STEPS
     Take closed dance position and do four turning two-steps,
     traveling in LOD and making two clockwise revolutions.

STYLING: This dance should be danced with light springy steps.

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