But back to the title of this post: timing. One thing the became apparent when we skated together is that every now and then my timing for the first tuck behind would be off. Coach had me skate the dance solo and said "when you count you're getting confused at the inside swing rolls." The swing rolls in question come immediately after the lilt step sequence in the dance:
This little anomaly repeats during the second swing roll (step 10) and finally resolves itself at the progressive (steps 11 through 13), just before the first tuck behind. But until my Coach pointed this out I was getting thrown off course--I think the times I actually got the dance correct were the times I miscounted beats! Somehow I'd not picked up on this. But that's why coaches are so valuable!