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THROWAWAY OVERSWAY

The "throwaway" is the movement of the woman's left leg, first under her body, and then well back to the point where the sole of her left foot is displayed to the world (we don't often show off this part of our costume).

Of course, the throwaway oversway is an oversway. We step side on the lead and relax that knee, while stretching the man's left side and rotating left to a closed position.

The man leads a throwaway by delaying the lowering action. Rotate LF first, and she will move her trail foot back. Then, begin to lower before she has a chance to change weight to that trail foot, and she can only keep moving it back, as you lower further.

If you lower as you rotate, she cannot move her left leg, and you get a plain oversway.

Throwaway Oversway

Throwaway OverswayThrowaway OverswayThrowaway Oversway

(click on any thumbnail for a larger view)

Here are two pairs of photos that show the throwaway in the first of the pair and then extension of the figure in the second—just a little more rotation, separation in the top line, lowering, and movement of her left foot back. Throwaway OverswayThrowaway Oversway, Extension
Again, throwaway and extension.

Notice the lady's extreme left head in the second photo and the full exposure of her left sole. She has truely been "thrown."

Throwaway OverswayThrowaway Oversway, Extension

Photos © A. Miller; D. Drury; J. Lee; P. Suba; from Dancesport UK photo gallery.


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