Step of the Week: Rocking Chair

Step count:
4 counts (1-2-3-4)

Directions:
With weight planted on one foot, use the other foot to step forward, rocking your weight onto the front foot (1), then rock weight back on the planted foot (“recover”) (2), step other foot backward (3), rocking weight onto back foot, then recover weight back onto planted foot (4).
Example: With weight on left, rock forward on right foot, recover weight on left, rock back on right foot, recover on left

Dances featuring this move (not all inclusive):
Country As Can Be, Double M (reverse rocking chair), Toes in the Water (see option for steps 5-8)

Tips for this move:
Keep weight on one foot (plant) while the other foot does all the work around it. IE: for a right rocking chair, your left foot shouldn’t leave the ground (except perhaps a heel or toe for styling). Many people will substitute two step turns for a rocking chair, by turning a half turn when you recover (in the direction of the planted foot). Reverse rocking chairs start by rocking backward.

Right rocking chair

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