Arabic 1-2-3 half turns

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    Anonymous

    Is the turn done on the one (or even on the and-one) so you can move forward on the two before the drops, or does the turn take two counts and then the drops happen where you stand? Please let me know if my words make no sense. I might be able to rephrase when it's not Monday.

    #99666

    Anonymous

    Turn takes two counts and the drops happen where you stand.

    #99667

    Anonymous

    The Arabic 123 is an 8 count movement, where you can turn on the first 4 counts that are Arabic steps, then do the drops in place for the second 4 counts.  But, I would say that the bulk of the turns do happen on the first 2 counts.  Keep in mind that they don't have to just be half turns.  If someone in the group decides to stop it at the left back corner, it is turned 3 times (similar to Torso Twists).  Most likely done in trios or quartets.  Just have to keep an eye out!  🙂

    #99668

    Anonymous

    I don't think I've ever seen it done in 3rds! That has just blown my mind, Sandi!

    #99669

    Anonymous

    I haven't seen it in about a decade and a half, myself, but it is an option, as far as I know.  Any move that can be walked or pivoted around is in the “flock of birds” realm.  Follow who is in front of you.  It also falls in line with taking the lead from the opposite side, as with a two- or multi-sided audiences.  Never assume anything with those.  Only turns with flourishes or set half turns that flip on one count, you always do the set that's called for.

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