CRAMPROLL STUDY; NOW LET’S TURN!

Now…let’s apply some of our new Cramprolls to make a few CRAMPROLL TURNS!

You should also know that there are basically two types of turns; those done in a line like Chaine’s called “In Line” turns. (or Line of Direction Turns) and those that stay in place like Pirouettes and turn IN one spot called “On Spot” turns.

The Regular Cramproll will allow your students to place sounds under their chaine’s and is an In Line turn.

Remember that the order of the Regular Cramproll is RLRL (or LRLR).

To do the REGULAR CRAMPROLL TURN:

1 Step the Right foot in the Line of Direction (LOD),

& Step the Left foot toward the back of the room

a Heel Drop the Right and begin to spiral the torso to the Right continuing the turn

2 Heel Drop the Left and finish the turn facing front  AST release the R foot

Repeat

(can also be counted 1,2,3,4 ,  1&2&,   e&a1 or any other 4 sound rhythm pattern)

 

 

Now the STAMP ALTERNATING CRAMPROLL TURN:

(Remember that the order of the Alternating Cramproll is RLLR or LRRL)

1 STAMP (or Step) the Right foot in the Line of Direction (LOD)

2 LEAP onto the Left foot facing the back

& Step onto the Right foot facing the back

a Heel Drop the Right and continue to spiral the torso to the Right continuing the turn

3 Heel Drop the Left and finish the turn facing front  AST release the R foot

Repeat

(can also be counted 1,2e&a or any other 5 sound rhythm pattern)

 

How about the STAMP SCUFF ALTERNATING CRAMPROLL TURN:

& STAMP (or Step) the Right foot in the Line of Direction (LOD)

1 Scuff the Left foot in the Line of Direction

2 LEAP onto the Left foot facing the back

& Step onto the Right foot facing the back

a Heel Drop the Right and continue to spiral the torso to the Right continuing the turn

3 Heel Drop the Left and finish the turn facing front  AST release the R foot

Repeat

(can also be counted &a1&a2 or any other 6 sound rhythm pattern)

Choreographer’s note:  if you finish the cramproll turn with a Lunge or a Stamp you can immediately reverse the Cramproll and go the other direction.

Have every other students use a different start leg to go in and out of a column or to have lines cross through each other.

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Make sure that your students are spotting the all of these Cramproll Turns.

They can be spotted in the direction that the student is traveling (LOD) or can be spotted to the front.  It is your choice as the choreographer and is often decided by what is following your turn.

Give them the count or the corresponding foot sound on which you want their head to turn.  “A group that Spots together, turns together!”

Arms usually use the technique employed for the Chaine’ turn in Ballet.  More advanced students can employ a variety of arm shapes but arms should always help and compliment the turn.

Of course, all Cramproll Turns must have clear, nicely spaced sounds.  Pick one sound of the the turn as the accent sound to help students with clarity.

Try connecting these Cramproll Turns for combinations across the floor.

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