Notes to self – 4 – Scissor kicks

Things to remember:

  • This step is quite quick
  • If you stand up straight and do scissor kicks underneath your body it’s going to look like Irish Dancing
  • Lean to make the movement seem bigger
  • Really open up the chest to emphasize the direction of the movement and give the step emphasis
  • Decide before 6 that you are going to do this variation at the end of a swing out and ensure that you are really facing partner on 6 otherwise you will need to turn and kick at the same time and you will lose the clarity of the step
  • Communicate to partner that you are going to this variation on 5-6 by opening out and clearly leaning to the right
  • Followers start by leaning to the right and kicking with the left foot

Basic scissor kicks as taught by Hep Jen:

Scissor kicks added as a variation at the end of a swing out (see second half of video):

(What are these people wearing?!?)

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One response to “Notes to self – 4 – Scissor kicks”

  1. sleepingglitter says :

    Patrick Szmidt and Natasha Ouimet demo scissor kicks:

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