Here is an easy, but fun vertical step combo that I used last night. It is simple to follow and teach, but criss-crossing the step gets the heartrate up nicely.
Note: Start on the left side of the step, towards the back.
4 – Over the Top, R Lead
4 – Diagonal Over the Top, L Lead. Move to the front of the step.
4 – Over the Top, R Lead. Stay at the front of the step.
4 – One knee: Use it to back up again. I usually cue it as “One hop back”
6 – Two-knee Repeater
2 – Two bounces in place, like jumping rope
4 – Rocking Horse: One hamstring curl (2) One knee (2)
4 – One Jumpshot
I usually teach this one by doing three of everything, then shortening it up; therefore, no fancy layering techniques. 🙂