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Basic Strut

Concept Summary

A short routine designed in a square, marching in rhythm and hitting every beat of the music. This event is the base upon which the athlete begins to develop towards the Championship Event of Strut. It has a low level of demand and begins to develop basic rhythm and components of good posture.

General Rules

Performed in a square.

Performed to the Basic Strut music (40 counts).

Eight count introduction (athlete holds for introduction).

Thirty-two (32) counts long (8 counts to each side, executing a left flank on each count


Baton may be cradled on arm or extended from arm with an arm swing.

Free hand may be positioned on hip or left swinging at side.


Source USTA Rule Book

Basic Strut (Box March)

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