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2012 Class Combinations

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Figure 8s  -  Hip Drops  -  Abdominal Locks  -  Camels  -  Percussives

Figure 8 Combinations

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Hip Drop Combinations

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Abdominal Lock Combinations

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Camel Combinations

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Percussive Combination

Count 1-8 - percussive, the accent is stepping back onto right foot on counts 1 & 5, with the abdominal lock in/butt down, travelling Right
Count 1&2 - percussive, as before, on count 1, pause on count 2
Count 3&4 - step backwards LR, turning 180° to face the back
Count 5-8 - circle x 1½ (RFLBRFL) - with optional abdominal lock R diagonally inward on final count of 8

Repeat in the same direction to end up facing front again.

Variation: You can make the percussives more technically challenging, by doubling up the timing, so that you are doing the accent on 1,3,5,7,1

Variation: If you are feeling particularly ambitious, you can double up the percussives again, so that you are counting 1&2&3&4&5&6&7&8&1, with the accent on the number (not the &).

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Updated 27th March 2012