Heather's Saunter

by Dorothy Hudson and Ray Bulpitt (1999)

Time 4/4.  28bpm. Commence in Normal Ballroom Hold, man facing, lady backing LOD.  Man's steps described, lady dances counterpart unless otherwise stated.

WALKS - FALLAWAY REVERSE - SLIP PIVOT - CONTRA CHECK - SIDE, CLOSE TO PP

1 LF fwd, facing LOD S
  RF fwd, facing LOD S
2 LF fwd, facing LOD, com to turn to L Q
  RF back in fallaway, R shoulder leading, backing DW, moving down LOD, still turning to L Q
  LF back in CBMP and fallaway, backing LOD S
3 RF back, LF held in CBMP, backing between LOD and DC, Slip Pivot, slight turn to L S
  LF fwd in CBMP, facing DW against LOD, Contra Check S
4 RF back, backing DC, com to turn to L (Lady no turn) S
  LF to side along LOD, pointing DW Q
  Close RF to LF, facing DW in PP Q
PROMENADE WALKS - SOLO TURN -
OPEN FALLAWAY - FWD WALKS, LADY 1 TO 3 ZIG ZAG
5 LF to side along LOD in PP S
  RF fwd and across in CBMP and PP S
6 Releasing hold, LF fwd down LOD, com to turn to L (Lady to R) Q
  RF to side, backing DW, still turning to L Q
  LF to side along LOD, pointing DW, taking lady's RH in man's LH S
7 RF fwd and across in CBMP and PP, com to turn to R (Lady to L) Q
  LF to side along LOD, backing DC, still turning to R Q
  RF back in back to back "V" shaped position, facing DC against LOD S
8 Com to turn to L (Lady to R) LF fwd against LOD Q
  RF fwd, pointing DW against LOD, adopting Double Hold (Lady LF to side, backing wall) Q
  LF back in CBMP OP on L side, facing DW against LOD S
SWIVEL AND CHECK - ZIG ZAG TO POINT -
TWO WALKS, LADY ALLEMANDE - BACK, SIDE, CLOSE
9 RF back in CBMP PO on L side, backing DC, swivelling to L, brushing LF to RF S
  LF back in CBMP, backing DC against LOD PO, Check S
10 RF fwd in CBMP OP, facing DW, com to turn to R (Lady LF back in CBMP PO, backing DW, com to turn to R) Q
  LF to side, backing to centre, still turning to R Q
  RF back in CBMP PO on L side, backing DC, turning to L (Lady no turn) Q
  Point LF to side along LOD in PP Q
11 Releasing RH to LH hold, LF to side along LOD, raising L arm, leading lady to turn to R under raised arm (Lady RF to side along LOD, com to turn to R under man's raised L arm) S
  RF fwd in CBMP, facing DW (Lady LF fwd down LOD, end facing DW) S
12 LF back in CBMP PO, backing DC against LOD, com to turn to R (Lady cont to turn to R, RF fwd DC against LOD) S
  RF to side against LOD Q
  Close LF to RF, end facing wall and partner, briefly adopting Double Hold Q
TWO WALKS, LADY ALLEMANDE - BACK, SIDE, CLOSE TO PP -
PROMENADE WALKS - PROMENADE TURN - SIDE, CLOSE
13 RF to side against LOD, raising L arm, turning lady under raised arms (Lady LF to side against LOD, com to turn to L under raised arms) S
  Releasing RH to LH hold, LF fwd in CBMP, facing DW against LOD (Lady RF fwd against LOD, end facing DW against LOD) S
14 RF back in CBMP PO, backing DC, com to turn to L (Lady turning to L, LF fwd down LOD) S
  LF to side along LOD, pointing DW Q
  Close RF to LF, facing DW, adopting Ballroom Hold in PP Q
15 LF to side along LOD in PP S
  RF fwd and across in CBMP and PP, moving DW, com to turn to R (Lady no turn) S
16 LF to side and slightly back, backing LOD, still turning to R Q
  RF fwd in CBMP, still turning to R, end facing LOD Q
  LF to side to centre Q
  Close RF to LF, end facing LOD Q