Yoyo


Make sure you look at each other on the back rock action as this will;

  • Help to keep you in time with each other
  • Help to align your bodies and dance position when you return from the Yoyo

 

Your Yoyo will be a very important entry step for many patterns from now on such as:

The Hammerlock from Level 2 Rock ‘n Roll

The Sugar Push in Level 3 Rock ‘n Roll

Please Note: The Yoyo itself is actually made up of two smaller parts.

1. The Yoyo itself

2. The Link Step

The Link Step is the count where the couple start in a diagonal position from each other (after the first half of the YoYo) and then return to a closed dance position with each other. Once you know this you will notice that the ‘Link Step’ is used to return form many different patterns.

Lets take the ‘The Leader’s Turn’ as an example. The actual sequence of steps that make up The Leader’s Turn are:

  • Underarm Turn
  • Leader’s Turn
  • Link Steps

Have a look for yourself 🙂 The Leader’s Turn

 

The Leader’s Steps


In this video we are referring to the leader’s steps when we describe the gentlemen’s steps.

I think of the leading for this one as turning a van or a bus around the corner. It uses both the pushing and pulling action simultaneously.

 

The Follower’s Steps


In this video we are referring to the follower’s steps when we describe the lady’s steps.

Followers, watch your step sizes here! In both Rock ‘n Roll and Swing there should always be a slight flex in the elbow. If you are doing a yoyo and you are ending up with a straight arm you are too far from each other and this is usually the fault of the followers… sorry! 🙂