Harlequin Blues  

by Ken and Barbara Street (1975)

Time 4/4. Tempo 30bpm.   Commence in Normal Ballroom Hold, man facing, lady backing DC.  Man's steps described, lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.

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Timing

WALKS - ZIG ZAG WITH LOCK - LOCKED FOUR STEP

1 LF fwd DC (Lady RF back DC, BOF WF) H S
  RF fwd DC (Lady LF back DC, BOF WF) H S
2 LF fwd DC, turning to L (Lady RF back DC, turning to L, BOF WF) H Q
  RF to side along LOD, still turning to L (Lady close LF almost to RF, still turning to L, BOF WF) BOF Q
  LF back DW, partner on R side, R hip to R hip (Lady RF fwd DW, partner on R side, H) BOF WF S
3 RF back DW (Lady LF fwd DW, BOF) BOF Q
  Cross LF in front of RF, Lock Step (Lady cross RF behind LF, Lock Step, BOF) BOF Q
  RF back DW (Lady LF fwd DW, BOF WF) BOF WF S
4 LF back DW, turning to R, partner on R side, R hip to R hip (Lady RF fwd DW, turning to R, partner on R side, BOF) BOF Q
  RF to side DW, partner square (Lady close LF to RF, square to partner, backing DC, BOF) BOF Q
  LF fwd DC (Lady RF back DC, BOF) BOF Q
  Cross RF behind LF, Lock Step, facing DC (Lady cross LF in front of RF, Lock Step, BOF) BOF Q

CHASSE REVERSE TURN - CHECK - BACK LOCK

5 LF fwd DC, turning to L (Lady RF back DC, turning to L, BOF WF) H S
  RF to side DC, still turning to L (Lady LF to side DC, still turning to L, BOF) BOF Q
  Close LF to RF, backing down LOD (Lady close RF to LF, facing down LOD, BOF WF) BOF WF Q
6 RF back down LOD, still turning to L (Lady LF fwd down LOD, cont turning to L, H) BOF WF S
  LF to side along LOD (Lady RF to side along LOD, still turning to L, BOF) BOF Q
  Close RF to LF, facing DW (Lady close LF to RF, backing DW, BOF WF) BOF WF Q
7 LF fwd DW (Lady RF back DW, BOF WF) H S
  RF fwd DW, partner on R side, R hip to R hip, Check (Lady LF back DW, partner on R side, Check, BOF WF) H S
8 LF back DC against LOD, partner on R side (Lady RF fwd DC against LOD, partner on R side, BOF) BOF Q
  Cross RF in front of LF, Lock Step (Lady cross LF behind RF, Lock Step, BOF) BOF Q
  LF back DC against LOD, partner on R side, turning to R to PP (Lady RF fwd DC against LOD, partner on R side, , turning to R to PP, BOF WF) BOF Q
  Close RF to LF, facing DW in PP (Lady close LF to RF in PP, facing DC, BOF WF) BOF WF Q
WALK AND POINT - ZIG ZAG - WALK AND POINT - SOLO OUTWARD TURN
9 LF to side along LOD in PP (Lady RF to side along LOD in PP, H) H S
  Point RF fwd down LOD in PP (Lady point LF fwd down LOD in PP, T) T S
10 RF fwd down LOD in PP, turning to R (Lady LF fwd down LOD in PP, turning to L, H) H Q
  LF to side along LOD, still turning to R (Lady RF to side along LOD, still turning to L, BOF) BOF Q
  Adopting Double Hold, RF back DC, turning slightly to L (Lady LF back DC, turning slightly to R, BOF) BOF Q
  LF to side along LOD, turning slightly to L (Lady RF to side along LOD, turning slightly to R, BOF WF) BOF WF Q
11 RF fwd down LOD in PP (Lady LF fwd down LOD in PP Double Hold, H) H S
  Point LF fwd down LOD in PP (Lady point RF fwd down LOD in PP, T) T S
12 Releasing lady's RH, LF fwd down LOD, turning to L (Lady to R, releasing hold with RH, RF fwd down LOD, turning to R, H) H S
  RF to side along LOD, still turning to L, facing DC against LOD, releasing lady's LH (Lady LF to side along LOD, still turning to R, releasing LH, facing DW against LOD, BOF WF) BOF WF S
TURNING FOUR STEP - PROMENADE TURN - WEAVE
13 LF fwd against LOD, turning to L (Lady RF fwd against LOD, turning to R, H) H Q
  RF to side against LOD, still turning to L (Lady LF to side against LOD, still turning to R, BOF) BOF Q
  LF back against LOD (Lady RF back against LOD, BOF WF) BOF WF Q
  Close RF to LF, adopting Normal Ballroom Hold in PP (Lady close LF to RF, BOF WF) BOF WF Q
14 LF to side along LOD in PP (Lady RF to side along LOD in PP, H) H S
  RF fwd down LOD in PP, com to turn to R (Lady LF fwd down LOD in PP, H) H S
15 LF to side DW, slightly back, square to partner, turning strongly to R on ball of LF, end facing down LOD, Pivot Action (Lady RF fwd down LOD, almost between partner's feet, square to partner, turning strongly to R on ball of RF, Pivot Action, H) BOF S
  RF fwd DC (Lady LF back DC, BOF WF) H S
16 LF fwd DC (Lady RF back DC, BOF WF) H Q
  RF to side towards DW (Lady LF to side DW, BOF WF) BOF WF Q
  LF back DW against LOD, partner on R side (Lady LF fwd DW against LOD, partner on R side, H) BOF WF Q
  RF to side towards DW, facing DC, in commencing position (Lady LF to side DW, backing DC) BOF WF Q