- Front Ball Change (R leg leads) to wide leg stance (4cts)
- Knee pop (left leg) to a back ball change ( R leg) (4 cts)
- Squat turn ( R lead ) jump (4cts)
- Squat turn ( L lead) jump (4cts)
We are going to do the combo starting with your right lead meaning the right foot is the first to move. A front ball change is one of the easiest dance moves to learn. Start by angling your body slightly towards the left, with your feet under your hips, pick up your right foot and place it down in front of your left foot (this is why it is a front ball change, lead leg is stepping forward), then put your weight into the right foot, shifting your weight to pick up your left foot and then immediately place your left foot back where it came from. Shift your weight again and pick up that right foot and step it out to a wide stance (wide squat), proceed with picking up your left foot and immediately putting it back down again. This movement is going to give you 4 counts.
Now that you’re in a wide stance, pivot on your left foot so that your knee turns in towards the center of your body and then pivot it back out to the start position. Now we are going to ball change again. So pick up your right leg and this time place it behind your left foot. Then shift your weight onto that right leg and pick up the left and immediately place the left foot back down to where it was. This is going to give you another 4 counts.
The second eight count combo is super easy to learn because it’s the same move to the right and to the left! Start with your feet shoulder width apart. You’re going to step with your right foot in the direction of the turn, in this case directly to the right side of the room. Then push off your back leg (left leg) and turn towards the right, bring the left foot in to meet the right foot as you are now facing the back of the room. Then pick up the right leg and open it up towards the right so that you are now facing front again. As your turning, your left leg is going to come off the floor and then have it meet the right foot.
Now you’re going to reverse this to turn to the left. Step with your left foot in the direction of the turn, in this case directly to the left side of the room. Then push off your back leg, now your right leg, and turn towards the left, bring the right foot in to meet the left foot as you are now facing the back of the room. Then pick up the left leg swing it around and open it up towards the left so that you are now facing front again. As your turning, your right leg is going to come off the floor and then have it meet the left foot.
Now that you just learned both 8-count combos we will try to string them together!
— Samantha C., American University