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Sailor step left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Cross left behind right. Step right to right side. Step left to place.

Sailor step right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Cross right behind left. Step left to left side. Step right to place.

Scissor steps

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Step left to left. Step right beside left. Cross left over right.

Scoot

Comments and Tips:

A hop or jump with movement forward.

Scuff left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Scuff left forward.

Scuff right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Scuff right forward.

Shimmy

Comments and Tips:

Rapid, alternate shoulder movement. As left shoulder moves forward, right moves back.

Shuffle 1/2 turn left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Shuffle step forward making 1/2 turn left, stepping - right, left, right.

Shuffle 1/2 turn right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Shuffle step forward making 1/2 turn right, stepping - left, right, left.

Shuffle back left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Step back left. Close right beside left. Step back left.

Shuffle back right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Step back right. Close left beside right. Step back right.

Shuffle forward left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Step forward left. Close right beside left. Step forward left.

Shuffle forward right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Step forward right. Close left beside right. Step forward right.

Skip

Comments and Tips:

See scoot

Slap

Comments and Tips:

Use of the hand to slap heel or knee.

Slide

Comments and Tips:

To move a foot in any direction while keeping it in contact with the floor. Usually used to describe the drawing of one foot to another.

Spin

Comments and Tips:

A full or 3/4 turn executed on the ball of one foot over one beet of music.

Stamp

Comments and Tips:

Another word used for stomp up.

Step

Comments and Tips:

The word used to indicate a movement of a foot with change of weight.

Stomp left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Stomp left beside right.

Stomp right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Stomp right beside left.

Stomp up left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Stomp left beside right (no weight).

Stomp up right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Stomp right beside left (no weight).

Stride

Comments and Tips:

A large step forward or back.

Stroll

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Step forward left. Step forward right.

Sugarfoot left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Touch left toe to right instep. Touch left heel to right instep.

Sugarfoot right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Touch right toe to left instep. Touch right heel to left instep.

Sugarfoot swivel left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Swivel left heel to right side while touching right toe to left instep. Swivel left to right side while touching right heel to left instep.

Sugarfoot swivel right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Swivel right heel to left side while touching left toe to right instep. Swivel right to left side while touching left heel to right instep.

Sweep

Comments and Tips:

To arc pointed toe out and around from front to back or back to front. Can sometime be executed with a turn.

Swivel

Comments and Tips:

A movement of heels or toes while weight is on opposite part of foot.

Swivel left

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Taking weight onto left heel and right toe swivel both toes to left. Return feet to centre.

Swivel right

Linedancer Step Descriptions:

Taking weight onto right heel and left toe swivel both toes to right. Return feet to centre.

Syncopated grapevine

Comments and Tips:

The same pattern of steps as a basic grapevine but the timing uses whole and half counts making the movement quicker. (1&2&)

Syncopation

Comments and Tips:

The use of the downbeats of music or the beats in between the whole beats. E.g. - shuffle, kick ball change.

BCE May4