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Lesson 8: Throwout

The Throwout has been broken down into two figures, each consisting of six steps. Fig. 1 and Fig. 2 are to be done in conjunction with one another, with Fig. 1 preceding Fig. 2. The actual "Throwout" occurs in Fig. 2. The Throwout takes the time equivalent of two basic patterns to complete the entire sequence.

Count Rhythm

Man's Part

Lead

Woman's Part

1&2

q-n-q

LRL Sd Triple Open Position or Closed Swing Position RLR Sd Triple

3&4

q-n-q

RLR Sd Triple . LRL Sd Triple

5

q

LF Bd turning body 1/8 L Man releases right arm to allow couple to "open" into Promenade Position. RF Bd turning body 1/8 R.

6

q

RF Fd IP R toe out in Promenade Position. LF Fd entering Promenade Position.

Figure 2

The following table is the second figure of the Throwout in which the woman is led outward and away from her partner...thus the name "Throwout."

Count Rhythm

Man's Part

Lead

Woman's Part

1&2

q-n-q

LRL Sd Triple Release RH hold, leading woman away. RLR Sd Triple to face partner in one-hand hold

3&4

q-n-q

RLR Fd Triple turning 1/4 L . LRL Bd Triple turning 1/4 L

5

q

LF Bd . RF Bd

6

q

RF Fd IP . LF Fd IP

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