Harlequin Swing

by Steven Shaw and Helen Blackburn (2003)

Time 4/4. Tempo 46bpm.  Commence in Open Extended Hold, both facing LOD, lady's LH in man's RH.  Man's steps described, lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.  On same foot for bars 9 to 12.

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FWork

Timing

TWO WALKS - TURNING CHASSE -
RIGHT FOOT BACK LOCK - LEFT FOOT BACK LOCK

1 LF fwd down LOD H S
  RF fwd down LOD, com to turn to R HT S
2 LF to side along LOD, cont to turn to R, releasing hold T Q
  Close RF to LF, end backing DC, adopting LH hold T Q
  LF back, end backing LOD in L side by side Open Hold TH S
3 RF back down LOD, backing DW TH Q
  Cross LF in front of RF T Q
  RF back and slightly to side, down LOD TH S
4 LF back, L shoulder leading, down LOD TH Q
  Cross RF in front of LF T Q
  LF back and slightly leftwards, down LOD TH S
1 AND 2 BACK ZIG ZAG - CHECK AND RECOVER -
FOUR STEP TO CLOSE WW ENDING IN SHADOW HOLD (LADY SOLO TURN TO LEFT)
5 RF back in CBMP down LOD, com to turn to L (Lady LF back in CBMP) THT S
  LF to side along LOD, pointing DW, releasing hold, cont turning to L TH S
6 RF fwd down LOD, adopting RH hold, Check H S
  Replace weight to LF against LOD, releasing hold (Lady replace weight to RF against LOD, com to turn to L) TH S
7 RF back against LOD (Lady LF fwd against LOD, cont to turn to L) TH S
  LF back against LOD (Lady RF to side, moving against LOD, cont to turn to L) TH S
8 RF back against LOD (Lady LF back against LOD) TH S
  Close LF to RF ww, ending in Shadow Hold, both facing LOD, now on same foot (Lady close RF to LF) WRF TLF S
LEFT FOOT FWD LOCK - RIGHT FOOT FWD LOCK - STEP, SWING RIGHT FOOT FWD WW - RIGHT FOOT BACK, CLOSE LEFT FOOT TO RIGHT FOOT WW (LADY CLOSE LEFT FOOT TO RIGHT FOOT)
9 LF fwd DC, facing DC HT Q
  Cross RF behind LF TH Q
  LF fwd DC, facing DC H S
10 RF fwd DW, facing DW HT Q
  Cross LF behind RF TH Q
  RF fwd DW, facing DW H S
11 LF fwd DW, facing DW H S
  Swing RF fwd to Low Aerial Position DW ww - S
12 RF back DC against LOD TH S
  Close LF to RF ww (Lady close LF to RF) WRF TLF S
FWD WALK TO CLOSE (LADY SOLO TURN TO RIGHT) -
ROTARY CHASSES - SIDE CLOSE ENDING IN OPEN HOLD
13 LF fwd DW, releasing hold (Lady RF fwd to wall, com to turn to R) H S
  Close RF to LF (Lady LF to side to wall, cont to turn to R) WF S
14 LF to side, moving DW, adopting Ballroom Hold, com to turn to R (Lady RF to side, pointing LOD) TH Q
  Close RF to LF, backing LOD, cont to turn to R (Lady close LF to RF) T Q
  LF to side to wall, cont to turn to R (Lady RF to side and slightly fwd) TH S
15 RF to side along LOD, cont to turn to R (Lady LF to side along LOD) TH Q
  Close LF to RF, end facing DC (Lady close RF to LF) T Q
  RF fwd down LOD, between partner's feet (Lady LF to side to wall, small step) TH S
16 LF diagonally fwd DC, releasing hold, adopting RH hold (Lady RF fwd down LOD) H S
  Close RF to LF, end facing LOD in Open Extended Hold WF S