Heartbeat Tango

by  Graham and Avril Watkins (1994)

Time 2/4. Tempo 32bpm. Commence in Normal Ballroom Hold, man facing, lady backing LOD.  Man's steps only described.  Lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.

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Timing

WALKS - 1 2 3 OPEN REVERSE TURN - CHAIR - SLIP PIVOT TO PP

1 LF fwd down LOD H S
  RF fwd down LOD H S
2 LF fwd down LOD, com to turn to L HB Q
  RF to side and slightly back, still turning to L BH Q
  LF back in CBMP PO, backing LOD BH S
3 RF back down LOD, leading lady in line BH Q
  LF to side in PP pointing DW against LOD IEF Q
  RF fwd and across in CBMP and PP to wall, Chair H S
4 LF back in CBMP and fallaway position BH Q
  RF back, leading lady in line BH Q
  LF to side along LOD in PP, pointing DW H Q
  RF closes to LF in PP BH Q
WALKS - OUTWARD TURN TO SHADOW POSITION - CHECK -
CLOSE POINT
5 LF to side in PP along LOD H S
  RF fwd and across in CBMP and PP H S
6 Releasing hold, LF fwd down LOD, turning to L (Lady to R) HB Q
  RF to side, still turning to L BH Q
  LF back down LOD, adopting Shadow Hold, RHs joined, man's LH on lady's L shoulder BH S
Man and lady on same foot for bars 7 to 15.
7 RF back down LOD, turning to L BH Q
  LF to side pointing DW against LOD BH Q
  RF fwd facing DW against LOD H S
8 LF back, turning to R BH Q
  RF closes to LF BH Q
  Point LF to side ww T S
WALKS - LEFT TURN - CHECK - CLOSE POINT
9 LF fwd against LOD H S
  RF fwd against LOD H S
10 Releasing hold, com to turn to L, LF fwd HB Q
  RF to side and slightly back BH Q
  LF back against LOD, joining into Shadow Hold BH S
11 RF back against LOD BH Q
  LF to side, pointing DC BH Q
  RF fwd DC H S
12 LF back, turning to R BH Q
  RF closes to LF, facing LOD BH Q
  Point LF to side ww T S
TURN TO LEFT AND RIGHT - LUNGE - LADY TURN
13 Releasing hold, LF fwd down LOD, turning to L HB S
  RF to side, lower hands to side BH Q
  LF closes to RF, facing DC WF Q
14 RF fwd down LOD, turning to R HB S
  LF to side BH Q
  RF closes to LF ww, facing DW, adopting Shadow Hold BH Q
15 RF to side, pointing DW against LOD, leaving LF extended, extending R arms BH S
  LF to side, pointing DW H Q
  RF closes to LF ww, facing DW BH Q
16 Releasing hold, RF fwd (Lady RF fwd, turning strongly to R, HBFF LF) H Q
  LF closes to RF ww (Lady LF closes to RF, facing DC against LOD, WF) IEB Q
  LF to side, small step, pointing to LOD (Lady RF to side, BH) BH Q
  RF closes to LF in commencing position (Lady LF closes to RF, backing LOD, WF) WF Q