I think I'm just over halfway through our routine. I think I'm getting it, but there are a few tricky spots where I have to be careful, otherwise I tool it. Luckily my dance partner Alexa (also my teacher) is a young hot blonde so I guess nobody will notice my mistakes. Sometimes it's good to blend into the background.
There's a sort of "star" shape to our lines of dance. Not a sharp one, just a bit of a central "pull": we dance toward the center and then out again, at a different angle. Not really through the center, just a vague gravitation towards it.
While we've picked a track to which to dance, I need to be careful to pick the start properly. The music has a "quick-quick-slooow" rhythm, and our dance starts on the second "quick", which is a bit unnatural. I have no idea how orthodox any of this is, but even if it isn't, it doesn't really bother me.
- Quick(2)-slow, starting left, both steps on heels
- quick-quick, starting left, on balls of feet
- slow-quick-quick, starting left, and starting a leftward turn. First step angles the foot, quick-quick completes the turn, 2nd quick being a step backwards. Heel, toe, toe.
- slow-quick-quick, starting right, rolling onto heel whilst turning left some more. I think 1st quick is a bit like a step sideways to the left? Both quicks on balls of feet.
- slow-quick-quick, a repeat of 3 above
- slow-quick-quick, a step back then a rocking movement without moving feet, just transferring weight