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How to Do Rodeo Kicks & Figure 4s for Line Dancing

Learn how to do rodeo kicks and figure 4s in line dancing in this Howcast dance video with expert Robert Royston.


"Hi, my name is Robert Royston. I am a five times world champion of Country Dance working with actors like Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley.I really hope that you learn how to Line Dance and experience what it is like to move to America's music, that is Country Music.

So, some of the kicking elements that you use in Line Dancing are things like Rodeo Kicks and Figure 4s usually followed up by sort of triple steps.Rodeo Kick tends to go forward and side. So you are going to kick forward and side and it is like ""Ba"", ""Ba"". Flexed foot, relaxed leg ""Ba"", 'Ba"" then usually followed up by triple steps, ""triple step"", same thing other side, ""kick"", ""kick"", ""triple step"". It helps to get a little bit of bounce in that kick, ""kick"", ""kick"", ""triple step"", ""kick"", ""kick"", ""triple step"". It is kind of

relaxed, free, kicking type action by the time company buys some group holiday.

Right. So, we have ""hee"", ""haa"",""triple step"", right ""kick"", ""kick"", ""triple


Then, we have what we call Figure 4. Figure 4, you kick your foot in one

direction then you do exactly as I says and Figure 4 the leg also usually

followed up by triple step.""triple step"", saw kick, Figure 4, ""triple step"",

""kick"", ""figure 4"", ""triple step"". Now that is one and two, three and four,

takes two beats, five,six, seven and eight.So, we have ""figure 4"", ""triple

step"", ""figure 4"", ""triple step"" and you see that a lot. You cannot Figure 4

quickly and throw the foot out there too. One and two but you do not put weight

on it until the three and four, five and six, seven and eight. The two

variations you see the whole of the Figure 4 or you see them pass down

quickly,One and two, three and four, five and six, seven and eight,One and two,

three and four, five and six, seven and eight , these are the two variations of

the Figure 4. So, Rodeo Kicks, Figure 4s, couple of kicking actions that you use in your Line Dancing."

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