#TriviaThursday

YOUR WEEKLY SLICE OF WCS TRIVIA

Every week we give you a visual test to analyze a piece of our limitless dance, West Coast Swing, to sharpen your technique and challenge your eye to spot whats correct! Check out our Facebook page for these trivia posts! Your correct answers each week will put you into a raffle for great prizes like half-hour private lessons! Check out the Facebook link in each post to send your answers, see other answers, prizes, and winners!

***NOTE: As of Jan 27th 2016, #TriviaThursday transitioned to (replaced by) #WestieWorkout***

  • TriviaThursday-024
    01/14/16 Question: This week we are examining the Whip. On count 4 of a Whip, which leader foot position allows for appropriate distancing? How does this affect the lead? How does this affect the follows frame and ability to react to different exits? Answer: The correct answer is C! Effectively redirecting the follower forward down [...]
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    01/07/16 Question: This week we are looking at setting up one-footed spins. Which position do you think aligns the leader to best stabilize the spin? Answer: The answer is B! With the follower positioned in the leaders manageable space, the one foot turn can be easily stabilized. In B, The followers right foot is in [...]
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    12/17/15 Question: This week we are looking at count 3 of a basic basket. Which position do you think resembles the best connection and framework? Answer: The correct answer is A. Having efficient points of connection during the redirection will make the absorption process of the 3&4 smooth and comfortable. In A, the leader has [...]
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    12/10/15 Question: This week we are looking into the follows footwork count on 5 of a Sugar Tuck. Where should the foot be placed and how does this affect the speed of rotation throughout the triple step in reference to the leaders hand? Answer: Coming next week! Submit Your Answers Below! (function(d, s, id) { [...]
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    12/03/15 Question: This week we are examining footwork on count 3 of a Sugar Push. Which example represents the most efficient placement to absorb the energy during compression? Answer: Coming next week! Submit Your Answers Below! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src [...]
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    11/12/15 Question: This week we are looking at count 2 of a closed Left Side Pass. Which footwork represents the most even and comfortable travel path for the pass? How does each footwork change the distance and flight for the follow? Answer: The correct answer is B. This weeks question targeted a Left Side Pass [...]
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    11/05/15 Question: This week we are looking into the Posé position in a one footed spin. Which position shows the proper placement of the free leg. How could this affect your balance? Answer: The correct answer is B. In a Passe position, correctly using your free leg and core will greatly aid in balance during [...]
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    10/29/15 Question: Here, we are discussing contact in a closed position. If the leader was absorbing energy during the 3 & 4 of a whip, what would be the best form of contact? Answer: A. Placing the connected hand in a place where directional energy can be absorbed will ensure comfort and stability throughout the [...]
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    10/22/15 Question: Here we are discussing hand positioning. If the leader was preparing for an inside turn which hand placement would properly cue the follow? Answer: B is correct. Creating clear indications or signals with preparations helps transitions be much smoother and also gives more clarity to your communication through the dance. In B, the [...]
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    10/15/15 Question: Here we are examining count 2 of a Double Outside Turn. What is the optimal position, on count 2, to be able to control the turn on the upcoming 3&4? Answer: C is the correct answer. In open, passing, six count patterns each two beat increment has a specific job to accomplish. The first [...]
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    10/08/15 Question: This week we are discussing count 4 of a Bookend (Sometimes referred to as an Open Fold). What is the ideal amount of rotation for each partner and how should this affect the connection? Answer: A is the correct answer! In this position both leader and follower are cornered allowing the connected shoulders [...]
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    10/01/15 Question: This week we are evaluating the appropriate connection in a closed position Starter Step. Take into account hand hold, arm placement and be sure to explain your answers! *When composing your answer try to think where your body would be without adding styling or shaping. Almost all rules can be broken in specific [...]
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    09/24/15 Question: This week we are inspecting the connection and hand placement on count 3 of a Sugar Tuck. What is the most secure position for the hands and why? Answer: CMoving, absorbing and redirecting are key components of our dance. Doing these efficiently will allow for clearer communication and security throughout transitions. On count [...]
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    09/17/15 Question: This week we are discussing count 5 of a Whip with an Inside Turn. What position shows the correct amount of distance between the lead and follow? Also, what count should the leaders left hand (or hand over head, leading the turn) cross the follows face initiating the turn? Answer: B!The spacing of [...]
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    09/10/15 Question: This week we are delving into a basic Wrap-In. What is the most comfortable position on count 4 of a Wrap-In? Answer: This week we realized we asked the question improperly, we owe you an apology. = / We wanted to address the distance needed to position yourself for a hip catch out [...]
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    9/3/15 Question: This week we are discussing count 2 of an Inside Spinning Pass (Inside Roll). What is the proper amount of prep for a single inside turn? Answer: We would like start by saying, when composing your answer try to think where your body would be without adding styling or shaping. Almost all rules [...]
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    8/27/15 Question: This week, we are diving into the lower body. What is the most stable position on count 4 of a Sugar Push (or most 6-count basics)? Answer: A - Both partners have their feet slightly turned out allowing their weight to be on the inside edge of the foot. The support leg and [...]
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    8/20/15 Question: This week we are investigating the Whip. What is the accurate distance between the leader and follower at count 3&? Don't forget to take body alignment into account. Answer: B - Both partners are at their farthest comfortable extension while still stacking their weight from head to toe. Stacking the head, over hips, [...]
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    8/13/15 Question: Today we are examining the proper distance of our connection on 2& of the Sugar Push. How absorbed (or bent) should the arms be? Should the follow or leader be more absorbed? Answer: C - Both leader and follower have room to absorb on count 3. Providing the proper amount of time for [...]
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    8/6/15 Question: This week we are taking a closer look at the body position for both lead and follow on the last step of the anchor step (or last step of the pattern). Traditionally, that's the 6 on a 6-count pattern, and an 8 on a 8-count pattern. Which position do you think is accurate? [...]
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    7/30/15 Question: This week we are discussing connection on count 4 of a basic Sugar Tuck Turn; Which image shows the most natural connection for both lead/follow?   Answer: C - The follow has her hand overhead rather than behind her, and the lead has a slightly bent arm and his shoulder is in its socket. Comment [...]
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    7/23/15 Question: This week we are addressing basic hand hold; Visually which hand hold creates the most natural connection for both lead/follow?   Answer: C - Both sides of the hand hold are snug (knuckle-to-knuckle) and connection is relaxed without added tension in the wrists. Comment Your Answers Below! (function(d, s, id) { var js, [...]
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    7/16/15 Question: On count 2, how much distance should the leader and follow have between them to assure a smooth journey throughout the rest of the pattern?   Answer: A - The follow should be slightly off the leaders left shoulder and should not pass until 3&. Comment Your Answers Below! (function(d, s, id) { [...]