The New Yorker is used in Latin rhythms, such as Rumba, Cha, Mambo, and Bolero.
Rumba and Mambo, we begin in a facing position, such as Butterfly. Both
partners turn and step through, turning to a side-by-side position and
extend joined arms in front. Free arms may be extended to side. On the
second step, recover and turn back to face partner, and then step side.
Bolero, the lead feet might be free. The first step is to the side with
body rise and lead arms extended. Cross in front lowering and turning
to a side-by-side position facing line and extending joined trail hands
through. Then step back and turn to a facing position again.
Cha-Cha New Yorker is much like the Rumba figure. We step through to
the side-by-side position, recover, and then dance the Cha chassé:
in Cha, we do a "New Yorker in 4" without the syncopation. In a facing
position, step thru, recover to face partner, step side, recover.
yet another variation is the "Quick New Yorker" which is danced as a
single "triple." We step through to the side-by-side position. Recover
quickly, and step side to butterfly again (count 1a2). With lead feet
free, you might dance thru to reverse, recover, side, and then thru to
line, recover, side—two Quick New Yorkers in one measure of music.
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