Triple Two Basics

This month, we are covering the basics of Triple Two Step (Shuffle).

The counts for this particular pattern in Triple Two Step are 1, 2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6. Or, you may count it as “walk, walk, tri-ple-step, tri-ple-step”. Remember, you must change the weight on your feet (be able to pick up the other foot) on each count, and each “and”.

Gentlemen start with your left foot – walk, walk, tri-ple-step, tri-ple-step translates to Left, Right, Left-Right-Left, Right-Left-Right. Each time you do the pattern, you will start with the opposite foot, such as Right, Left, Right-Left-Right, Left-Right-Left.

Ladies, it is the exact opposite for you: you start with your left, then every other pattern will be with your right.

Men: Things to Keep in Mind:
(1) Walk straight forward
(2) Walk straight forward
(3 and 4) As you turn (R), think “side (3), together(and), forward (4)” (she leaps forward)
(5 and 6) As you turn (R), think “cross(5)-in(and)-front(6)” (you leap forward)
(1) Walk straight forward (contrabody)
(2) Walk straight forward (contrabody)
(3 and 4) As you turn (L), think “cross(3)-in(and)-front(4)” (you leap forward)
(5 and 6) As you turn (L), think “side (5), together(and), forward (6)” (she leaps forward)
(1) Walk straight forward
(2) Walk straight forward

Below is the ladies footwork on video for the same basic 180 degree turn sequence.

Ladies: Things to Keep in Mind:
(1) Walk straight backward
(2) Walk straight backward
(3 and 4) As you turn (L), think “cross(3)-in(and)-front(4)” (you leap forward)
(5 and 6) As you turn (L), think “side (5), together(and), forward (6)” (he leaps forward)
(1) Walk straight backward (contrabody)
(2) Walk straight backward (contrabody)
(3 and 4) As you turn (R), think “side (3), together(and), forward (4)” (he leaps forward)
(5 and 6) As you turn (R), think “cross(5)-in(and)-front(6)” (you leap forward
(1) Walk straight backward
(2) Walk straight backward