Twelth Street Rag - U.S.A.

Dance introduced by:  
Formation: Couples facing LOD, holding inside hands, W on R of M
Starting arm position: V-Position
Meter: 4/4
Steps used Back Yemenite, Jump
Other notes
Measure Count Step
Part I
1 1-4 Step forward on L foot (1), step forward on R foot (2), step forward on L foot (3), step forward on R foot (4).
2 1-4 Touch L foot forward (1), touch L foot to L (2), step on L foot backwards (3), close R foot to L foot (&), step on L foot forward (4).
3-4 Repeat measures 1-2 with opposite footwork.
5 1 Step on L foot to L (1), Step on R foot behind L foot (&).
2-3 Repeat counts 1& two times.
4 Step on L foot to L (1), stamp R foot lightly next to L foot (&).
6 Repeat measure 5 with opposite footwork and going in opposite direction
7 Step forward on L foot (1), kick R leg forward (2), step backwards on R foot (3) touch L toe backwards (4).
8 Repeat measure 7.
9-16 Repeat measures 1-8.
Bridge
1 1-4 Jump forward (1), hold (2), jump backward (3), hold (4).
2 1-4 Make a four step turn away from each other (1-4). On beat four face each other and clap your partner's hands.

Although designed as a couple dance, Twelth St. Rag can also be done with lines of three or four people. If it is done this way, then during measure 2 of the transition, turn in either direction and clap your own hands at the end.

 

 

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