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Foxy – Underarm Turn Left From Counter Promenade Position

Learn how to dance the Underarm Turn Left from Counter Promenade Position in Foxy.

How to dance the Foxy – Underarm Turn Left from Counter Promenade Position


No specific alignment for this step. This step is usually initiated from a side rocking action.


Since this step is usually lead from a rocking action it starts with a quick. Including the initial rock step the timing is quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick.

Leader’s Footwork:

This step starts with a left side rock. As you finish the side rock you will take that momentum to change direction and lift the left hand to initiate the follower to begin a left turn.

As you do this you will turn towards counter promenade position where your head turns right and your feet turns right, but your torso will continue to face your partner.

Take Right foot forward. Left foot forward and across.

Right foot side and turn back to closed dance position. This will be a side rock replacing weight to left foot.

Left foot side rock replacing weight to Right foot. (count: quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick)

Follower’s Footwork:

As you complete your Right side rock the leader will raise your Right hand and use the momentum from the change of direction to lead you into an underarm turn left.

As you turn left you will pivot on your left foot and step back and turn on your Right foot. Next take a step to the side with your Left foot. This will complete the turn and you will be facing your partner. 

This will be a Left foot side rock shifting weight to Right foot. This is another Right foot side rock and you will shift your weight back to your left foot to complete the pattern. (count: quick, quick, slow, slow, quick, quick)

Helpful Tips:

Counter Promenade Position

This step uses the Counter Promenade position. When going into Counter Promenade it is important to keep your torso facing your partner. Your head and feet change directions, but you want to maintain your torso facing towards your partner. 

Underarm Turn Left

Since the lead will continue to walk and progress forward with this step it is important for the follower to progress with their turn. This is not a turn in place. Each step of the turn should progress along with the leader.

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