Halkadiki Cha Cha Cha

by Steven Shaw and Helen Blackburn (2005)

Time 4/4.  32bpm. Commence in Open Facing Position, LH to RH hold, man facing, lady backing wall.  Man's steps described, lady dances counterpart unless otherwise stated.

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1 TO 10 ALEMANA TO END IN CLOSE HOLD - 6 TO 10 SHOULDER TO SHOULDER OPEN PP - HIP TWIST TO CHANGE OF PLACE

1 LF fwd to wall (Lady RF back to wall) 2
  Replace weight to RF in place 3
  LF back to centre 4
  RF half closed to LF &
  LF back, small step (Lady RF fwd to centre) 1
2 RF back to centre, raising L arm, leading lady to com to turn to R (Lady RF fwd and across body down LOD) 2
  Replace weight to LF in place (Lady RF fwd, cont to turn to R against LOD) 3
  RF to side against LOD (Lady LF to side against LOD) 4
  LF half closed to RF &
  RF to side against LOD, adopting Close Hold 1
3 LF fwd OP on L side, DW against LOD 2
  Replace weight to RF in place 3
  LF to side along LOD 4
  RF half closed to LF &
  LF to side along LOD, facing DW in Open PP (Lady RF to side along LOD, facing DC) 1
4 RF back DC against LOD, com to turn to L, lowering L arm, leading lady to change places over this bar (Lady LF fwd DC, com to turn to L) 2
  LF fwd down LOD, cont to turn to L (Lady RF to side to centre, cont to turn to L) 3
  RF to side, moving DC, cont to turn to L (Lady LF to side along LOD, end facing DW) 4
  LF half closed to RF &
  RF to side DC, end backing LOD 1
1 TO 5 CROSS BASIC TO OPEN -- FWD WALK AND TAP WW - CHASSE TO LEFT TO END IN LH TO RH SHADOW HOLD (SOLO TURN TO LEFT IN FRONT OF MAN) - 6 TO 7 STOP AND GO WITH CHASSE TO CHANGE PLACES - 2 WALKS, SIDE CHASSE TO CHANGE OF PLACES TO END IN RH TO RH SHADOW HOLD
5 Close LF to RF, L toe turned out, com to turn to L 2
  RF back DC, small step, cont to turn to L 3
  LF to side along LOD 4
  RF half closed to LF &
  LF to side along LOD in Open PP (Lady RF to side along LOD) 1
6 RF fwd down LOD in PP, releasing hold (Lady LF fwd down LOD, com to turn to L) 2
  Tap LF to side of RF ww, end facing wall (Lady RF to side along LOD, cont to turn to L) 3
  LF to side along LOD (Lady LF to side down LOD) 4
  RF hlaf closed to LF &
  LF to side along LOD, adopting LH to RH Shadow Hold, man's RH on lady's R shoulder, both facing wall (Lady RF closes to LF) 1
7 RF fwd to wall (Lady LF back to centre) 2
  Replace weight to LF 3
  RF to side and slightly back against LOD, passing behind lady, raising joined LHs, both facing wall 4
  LF half closed to RF &
  RF to side and slightly fwd, releasing RH hold, lowering joined arms in front of lady to end in L side by side position, both facing wall 1
8 LF fwd to wall, small step (Lady RF back to centre) 2
  RF fwd and across LF, moving DW, releasing hold (Lady LF back DC against LOD) 3
  LF to side and slightly back down LOD, taking RH to RH hold (Lady now directly behind man) 4
  RF half closed to LF &
  LF to side down LOD, both facing wall in R side by side position with RH to RH hold 1
FWD, CLOSE, SIDE CHASSE TO CENTRE TO END IN RH TO RH HOLD - 1 TO 5 OPEN BASIC - TWO CIRCLING WALKS TO RIGHT AND FWD CHASSE, PASSING BEHIND LADY TO END IN HIGH SHADOW HOLD (LADY TWO SMALL CIRCLING FWD WALKS ON THE SPOT, TURNING CHASSE TO RIGHT UNDER RAISED JOINED RIGHT HANDS) - TWO FWD WALKS AND LOCKING CHASSE
9 RF fwd to wall, com to turn to R (Lady LF fwd to wall, com to turn to L) 2
  Close LF to RF, end facing against LOD and partner in RH to RH hold 3
  RF to side to centre 4
  LF half closed to RF &
  RF to side to centre 1
10 LF fwd against LOD 2
  Replace weight back to RF down LOD 3
  LF to side to wall, raising joined RHs (Lady RF fwd down LOD, small step) 4
  RF half closed to LF &
  LF to side and slightly fwd to wall (Lady RF fwd down LOD, small step, now on man's R side) 1
11 RF fwd DC against LOD, circling to R, raising joined RHs (Lady LF fwd DW, com to turn to R, small step) 2
  LF fwd to centre, circling to R (Lady RF fwd, small step, facing DW against LOD) leaving joined R arm raised 3
  RF fwd down LOD (Lady LF fwd DC against LOD, on the spot) 4
  Cross LF behind RF (Lady close RF to LF) cont to turn to R &
  RF fwd down LOD, adopting High Shadow Hold, both end facing LOD (Lady LF to side on the spot) 1
12 LF fwd down LOD 2
  RF fwd down LOD 3
  LF fwd down LOD 4
  Cross RF behind LF &
  LF fwd down LOD 1
INWARD TURN - BACK LOCKING CHASSE - SIDE, CLOSE, SIDE CHASSE TO LEFT - FLICK RF FWD WW, SWIVEL TO RIGHT, TAKING RF BEHIND LEFT CALF, RF TO SIDE, LEFT HEEL DIG AND CLOSE, RF TO SIDE, LEFT HEEL DIG AND CLOSE - CHASSE TO RIGHT AGAINST LOD WITH SUZIE Q ACTION
13 RF fwd down LOD, com to turn to R, taking joined RH over lady's head 2
  LF to side along LOD, backing DC, releasing hold, adopting LH to RH hold 3
  RF back down LOD 4
  LF half closed to RF &
  RF back down LOD, end in L side by side position 1
14 LF to side along LOD, turning to face partner and wall, adopting Double Hold 2
  Close RF to LF 3
  LF to side along LOD 4
  RF half closed to LF &
  LF to side along LOD, end in Open PP 1
15 Flick RF fwd and across L leg ww to calf height, down LOD 2
  Swivel to R on LF, taking RF behind L leg at calf height ww, end facing DW against LOD 3
  RF to side against LOD, leaving LF in place, Heel Dig 4
  Close LF to RF 1
16 RF to side against LOD, leaving LF in place, Heel Dig 2
  Close LF to RF 3
  RF to side against LOD 4
  LF half closed to RF &
  RF to side against LOD 1