Helena Quickstep

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Time 4/4. Tempo 46bpm. Commence in Normal Ballroom Hold in Promenade Position, man facing DW, lady facing DC.  Man's and lady's steps described.

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PROMENADE CHASSE - POINTS - FWD LOCK STEP - POINTS

1 LF to side along LOD in PP (Lady RF to side along LOD in PP) Q
  Close RF to LF (Lady close LF to RF) Q
  LF to side along LOD (Lady RF to side along LOD) S
2 Point RF fwd down LOD ww, sway to R (Lady point LF down LOD ww, sway to L) S
  Point RF back against LOD ww, sway to L (Lady point LF back against LOD ww, sway to R) S
3 RF fwd down LOD, loose Open PP (Lady LF fwd down LOD, loose Open PP) Q
  Cross LF in behind RF, Lock Step (Lady cross RF in behind LF, Lock Step) Q
  RF fwd down LOD (Lady LF fwd down LOD) S
4 Point LF fwd ww, sway to R (Lady point RF fwd ww, sway to L) S
  Point LF back against LOD ww, correcting body sway (Lady point RF back against LOD ww, correcting sway) S
SOLO REVERSE AND NATURAL TELEMARKS
5 LF fwd down LOD, releasing hold, turning outwards to L (Lady RF fwd down LOD, turning outwards to R, hold released) S
  RF to side along LOD, facing towards centre (Lady LF to side along LOD, facing wall) S
6 Cont to turn to L on ball of RF to face wall, LF to side along LOD (Lady cont to turn to R on ball of LF to face centre, RF to side along LOD) S
  Close RF to LF ww, both hands joined in Open Hold, Hesitation Action (Lady close LF to RF ww, both hands joined in Open Hold, 3/4 turn to R) S
7 RF fwd against LOD, turning to R, hold released (Lady LF fwd against LOD, turning to L, hold released) S
  LF to side against LOD, facing towards centre (Lady RF to side against LOD, facing towards wall) S
8 Cont to turn to R on ball of LF to facing wall, RF to side against LOD (Lady cont to turn to L on ball of RF to facing DC down LOD, LF to side against LOD) S
  Close LF to RF ww, adopting Normal Ballroom Hold, cont turning to R (Lady close RF to LF ww) S
NATURAL ROTARY CHASSE TURN - REVERSE SWIVEL AND POINT -
NATURAL SWIVEL AND POINT LEFT
9 LF to side towards wall, partner square, turning to R (Lady RF to side towards wall) Q
  Close RF to LF, backing LOD (Lady close LF to RF, facing down LOD) Q
  LF back down LOD, turning strongly to R to face almost down LOD (Lady RF fwd down LOD, turning to R to backing DC down LOD) S
10 RF to side towards wall, small step (Lady LF to side towards wall) Q
  Close LF to RF (Lady close RF to LF, backing down LOD) Q
  RF fwd, moving towards DW down LOD, ending facing DW down LOD (Lady LF back down LOD, almost backing DW down LOD) S
11 LF fwd DW on partner's L side (Lady RF back towards DW down LOD, partner towards L side) S
  RF to side ww, swivel to L on LF to facing DC down LOD, approximately 1/4 turn to L (Lady LF to side ww, swivel on RF to backing DC down LOD, approximately 1/4 turn to L) S
12 RF fwd DC down LOD on partner's R side (Lady LF back DC down LOD, partner towards R side) S
  LF to side ww, swivel to R to facing DW down LOD, 1/4 turn to R (Lady RF to side ww, swivel to R on ball of LF to backing DW down LOD, 1/4 turn to R) S
SIDE ROCK AND REVERSE SWIVEL -
FWD LOCK STEP - CLOSED FINISH
13 LF fwd on partner's L side, headline to L, slight sway to R (Lady RF back DW down LOD, partner towards L side, headline to R) S
  Transfer weight back to RF, Check, Rock Action (Lady transfer weight fwd to LF, Rock Action) S
14 LF fwd DW down LOD on partner's L side, turning to L (Lady RF back DW down LOD, turning to L to backing DC down LOD) S
  Close RF to LF ww, facing DC down LOD, 1/4 turn to L (Lady close LF to RF ww, 1/4 turn to L) S
15 RF fwd DC down LOD on partner's R side, slight turn to R (Lady LF back DC down LOD, partner towards R side) Q
  Cross LF in behind RF, Lock Step, facing down LOD (Lady cross RF in front of LF, Lock Step, slight turn to R to backing down LOD) Q
  RF fwd down LOD on partner's R side, lady turning to R at end of step (Lady LF back down LOD, turning to R to face DC down LOD) S
16 LF to side along LOD in PP (Lady RF to side along LOD) S
  Close RF to LF in commencing position (Lady close LF to RF) S