I know my steps pretty well, just really weak on the technique.
He has totally forgotten his foot placement coming out of the wing, and we are currently arguing about (oh, sorry, I mean discussing
how far across in front of him I travel and my orientation at the end of the step.
I believe we went into the wing from a back whisk.
Does this make any sense?
Now, I am going to get a little technical here but I am sure you will get less of a discussion from him, if you follow this explanation.
It makes total sense. I hope I can only make as much sense to you as you have to me.
Now.... this is the way the wing is danced in the Body School of Thought. Other "schools of thought" will do it slightly different so do check it with your teacher next time you see him/her.
Alright let me see, if I can do this with out getting into trouble. First you must excuse my language. I will try to stay proper and clean, but there are some basic terminologies that I will have to explain first. Lady
Protrusions on the on the lady’s upper front body = “Talent”We have a left “talent” and a right “talent”
Protrusion on the lady lower body = “Asset”
We have can move the asset into 4 different “accounts”
Diagonal backward left, diagonal backward right, diagonal forward left and diagonal forward right.Man
Dentations on the man’s front ribcage and center line (between the ribs) = “Center Holes”
Dentations on under the man right arm (between the ribs) = “Side holes”
OK, now that we have the body part involved clear let me try explaining the step as simple as I can.
1) You start in Promenade (from the Back Whisk) the lady’s left “talent” is in one of the “side hole” (fitting her height to the man) on the man.
2) Both step forward in Promenade holding the position described in 1)
3) Lady starts to slide the left “talent” across the man chest to a “center hole” choosing a “center hole” that is at the same height as the “side hole” she was just in. The “talent mustn’t turn it should still be the side of the left talent that is in contact with him.
Meanwhile the man start closing the LF toward the RF (starts smiling as the lady starts sliding her left “talent” across his chest). Lady must keep her “asset” under the “talents”. The couple should finish in a T-position.
4) Now to the big finale. The lady turns her left “talent” so that the talent faces the man’s “center hole” and the “asset” swing all the way over to the left side of the man, into the right forward “account”. She must keep the left “talent” in the “center hole” while swinging the “asset” to the right forward “account” on other side of the man. The man closes his LF to the RF without changing weight (should now be smiling maybe almost grinning from ear to ear).
5) The man steps forward under his center in one line with the other foot (standing foot), on the lady’s left side. The lady steps backward under her tailbone in one line with the other foot (standing foot).
I hope this will help you, put the body parts in the right place and keep your dear partner happy. I can tell you; my teachers asked for this, my partner and students don’t seem to complain at all, when I do it this way.
Sorry for the long post but you should be either in shock now or smiling up to both ears.