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Walk Rhythm Fox Trot 

Latin Hustle.
By Dr Matt 

LATIN HUSTLE BASIC  Step Description:   
                                        Step, Step, Step, Tap, Back, Together, Forward 
                                                            Feet:      L R L R R L R 
                                                   Rhythm:       S S S S q q S 
                                             Music Beat:       1 2 3 4 5 & 6 

Both Guys and Girls start on the Left Foot!

Latin Hustle is danced in 3 adjoining squares — like hop scotch squares:
                                                                           Front, Middle, & Back 

Foot Movement in Squares:   Middle, Middle, Middle, Front, Back, Back, Middle
                                 Music Beat:          1             2            3
          4         5       &         6 

The last three steps (counts 5 & 6) are called the Coaster Step: Don't take 2 steps backwards (Back, Back), instead take 2 steps in the same place, the "Back" square; so after tapping in the Front Square with your Right Foot, step on your Right Foot in the Back Square, THEN you bring your Left Foot directly "together" next to your Right Foot (in the Back Square), then the Right Foot steps forward in the Middle Square.

The Coaster Step is a Triple Step done at the end of every basic =
                         R L R = q q S = 5 & 6 = Back, Back, Middle 

SYNCOPATED BASIC  Step Description:

Weight on Right Foot — Point-Side-Left
         Step Left Foot — Point-Side-Right
        Step Right Foot — Point-Front
        Step Left Foot — Point-Front
Coaster Step = R L R = q q S = 5 & 6 = Back, Back, Middle 

Here's how the weight changes work in conjunction with the Musical Beat:

                            Point  Step  Point  Step  Point  Step  Point  Back  Together  Forward
Music Beat:      1          &         2          &         3          &         4          5         &         6 

HOT FOOT Step Description:

Weight on Right Foot — the ending position after every Coaster Step
                   Step-Side Left 
                   
Step-Side Right (feet in 2nd position)
                   Step-Middle
                   
Step-Middle (feet together)
                   
Step-Side Left

                   
Step-Side Right (feet in 2nd position)
                   
Step-Middle

                   
Tap Front
                   Coaster Step = R L R = q q S = 5 & 6 = Back, Back, Middle 

Step Description:   Out    Out   In    In   Out   Out   In  Front  Coaster Step
                         Feet:    L       R       L       R       L       R       L      R          R      L       R 
                 Rhythm:    q       q       q       q        q       q       q       S          q      q        S
           Music Beat:   &      1       &       2       &       3       &      4          5       &       6 

Starting on "&" means you are stealing a half-count from the previous Coaster Step.

SYNCOPATED GRAPEVINE Step Description:

Begin with Weight on Right Foot — the ending position after every Coaster Step
              Kick-Side Left — Left Foot low to floor (similar to Side Karate Kick) (  
              Step-Side
Left — Left Foot
              
Cross-Front — Right Foot
              Step-Side Left
              
Cross-Back
              
Step-Side Left

              
Tap Cross-Front
              Coaster Step = R L R = q q S = 5 & 6 = Back, Back, Middle 

Step Description:   Kick   Side  Cross   Side  Cross   Side  Tap   Coaster Step
                         Feet:      L         L         R         L         R         L        R          R       L       R 
                 Rhythm:     q         q         q         q         q         q         S           q       q        S
           Music Beat:    1         &        2         &        3         &        4            5       &       6 

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