Harbourlights Rumba

by  Kevin Page and Valerie Laws (2001)

Time 4/4. 28bpm. Commence, man facing, lady backing wall, RH to RH hold.  Man's steps described.  Lady dances counterpart unless otherwise stated.  Footwork Ball Flat throughout.

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BASIC MOVEMENT - ALEMANA - TYPE OF TURKISH TOWEL -
BACK BASIC WITH LADY'S SPIRAL TURN

1 LF fwd to wall to dance 1 to 3 basic movement closing on 3 (Lady RF back to wall to dance 1 to 3 basic movement fwd to man's R side on step 3) 2 3 4 1
2 RF back to centre to dance 4 to 6 basic movement making 1/4 turn to L to end facing LOD.  Lead lady to dance Alemana Turn moving behind man's back to his L side, maintain RH hold bringing the man's R arm over his head to end in front and across the body.  Take LH to RH hold underneath RH to LH hold. (Lady 4 to 6 Alemana moving behind man's back to his L side, maintain RH to RH hold, take LH to LH hold underneath the joined RH's, (Double Crossover Hold) 2 3 4 1
3 LF back, toe slightly turned out backing DW against LOD (Lady RF fwd OP on L side, toe turned out facing DW) 2
Replace weight to RF (Lady replace weight to LF) 3
LF to side backing DC against LOD.  Keeping hold raise arms in a circular movement to end with them to the man's R side with Double Crossover Hold with LH to LH on top.  (Lady RF to side behind man's back to his R side facing DC) 4 1
4 RF back against LOD releasing hold (Lady LF fwd down LOD) 2
Replace weight to LF (Lady RF fwd turning L to end with LF crossed loosely in front of RF ww) 3
RF closes to LF ww facing LOD leading lady to dance Spiral Turn directly in front of him facing LOD.  Man's R arm extended fwd on to lady's R shoulder.  L arm out to the side (Lady LF fwd down LOD small step.  Lady now directly in front of man facing LOD with R arm extended fwd.  L arm extended out to the side) 4 1
WALKS IN TANDEM TO RIGHT CONTRA POSITION -
CIRCLING WALKS TO RIGHT WITH SWIVEL -
CIRCLING WALKS TO LEFT WITH SWIVEL
Man and lady now on same foot.
5 RF fwd to dance three fwd walks down LOD, RLR 2 3 4 1
6 Change arms so that L arm is extended fwd with hand placed on lady's L shoulder, R arm extended to side.  LF fwd down LOD 2
  RF fwd down LOD 3
  LF fwd and swivel 1/8 to L to leave RF extended to side, facing DC taking RH to RH hold (Lady LF fwd and swivel 5/8 to L to leave RF extended to side, facing DW against LOD taking RH to RH hold) 4 1
7 RF fwd circling to R with RH to RH hold 2
  LF fwd circling to R with RH to RH hold 3
  RF fwd swivel to R to end facing DW against LOD having made 1/2 turn R over bar.  Change to LH to LH hold.  (Lady end facing DC) 4 1
8 LF fwd circling to L with LH to LH hold 2
RF fwd circling to L with LH to LH hold 3
LF fwd swivel to L to end facing DC having made 1/2 turn L over bar.  Change to RH to RH hold (Lady end facing DW against LOD) 4 1
FWD CHECKS IN RIGHT AND LEFT CONTRA -
LADY'S UNDER ARM TURN TO LEFT - FENCING LINE
Man and lady still on same foot.
9 RF fwd facing DC 2
  Replace weight to LF 3
  RF to side facing DW changing to LH to LH hold (Lady RF to side to face DC against LOD) 4 1
10 LF fwd facing DW (Lady fwd facing DC against LOD) 2
  Replace weight to RF (Lady replace weight to RF) 3
  LF to side to end facing DC taking RH to RH hold (Lady LF to side to end facing DW against LOD) 4 1
11 RF fwd turning R leading lady to L under raised R arm (Lady RF fwd com to turn L under raised arm) 2
  LF closes to RF ww facing wall, release hold, take High Double Hold (Lady LF closes to RF having danced 5/8 to L to end facing centre and man) 3
  LF to side in PP along LOD moving man's and lady's RH down to waist level.  Man's R and lady's L arm lower slightly (Lady RF to side in PP along LOD) 4 1
12 Keep Double Hold.  RF fwd and across in PP knee flexed, joined L arm extended fwd (Lady LF fwd and across in PP knee flexed, joined R arm extended fwd) 2
  Replace weight to LF (Lady replace weight to RF) 3
  RF to side in CPP (Lady LF to side in CPP) 4 1
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH LADY'S UNDERARM TURN
TO CUDDLE HOLD - THREE FWD WALKS IN CUDDLE HOLD -
LADY'S UNDERARM TURN TO RIGHT - MAN SPOT TURN -
LADY'S SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH LEG FLICK
13 Keep Double Hold.  LF fwd OP on L side facing DW against LOD raising L arm to lead lady to dance L turn (Lady RF fwd com to turn L under raised arm) 2
  Replace weight to RF (Lady replace weight to LF cont to turn L) 3
  LF fwd down LOD in Cuddle Hold (Lady RF fwd) 4 1
14 Three fwd walks down LOD in Cuddle Hold, RLR (Lady three fwd walks down LOD in Cuddle Hold, LRL) 2 3 4 1
15 LF fwd down LOD raising L arm retaining Double Hold (Lady RF fwd com to turn R) 2
  RF fwd down LOD (Lady LF to side facing wall cont to turn R) 3
  LF fwd down LOD (Lady RF back DW) 4 1
16 Release hold.  Spot turn to L, RLR making 3/4 turn to end facing wall taking RH to RH hold 2 3 4 1
  (Lady LF back backing DW release RF off the floor raised to ankle height) 2
  (Lady replace weight fwd to RF) 3
  (Lady LF to side facing centre taking RH to RH hold) 4 1