Rumba Hermance

by Graham and Avril Watkins (2005)

Time 4/4.  28bpm. Commence in Open Facing Position with RH to RH Hold, man facing, lady backing to wall.  Man's steps described, lady dances counterpart unless otherwise stated.  Normal Latin footwork throughout.

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BACK BREAK TO SHADOW POSITION - CIRCLING WALKS - CUCARACHA - CUCARACHA

1 LF back to centre (Lady RF back to wall) 2
  Replace weight to RF, raising joined hands, leading lady to turn strongly to L under raised arm 3
  LF fwd to wall, lady placing LH on man's R shoulder in Shadow Position (Lady RF to side and slightly back, now slightly behind man towards his R side) 4 1
2 RF fwd, circling to R (Lady LF back) 2
  LF fwd, still circling to R 3
  RF fwd to centre 4 1
3 LF to side against LOD, releasing hold, taking lady's LH in man's RH (Lady RF to side along LOD) 2
  Replace weight to RF, turning to R 3
  Close LF to RF, facing partner and LOD, releasing hold, taking lady's RH in man's LH 4 1
4 RF to side to wall 2
  Replace weight to LF 3
  Close RF to LF 4 1
FWD WALKS - BACK BREAK TO SHADOW POSITION - CIRCLING WALKS - BACK BASIC (LADY SOLO TURN TO LEFT)
5 Adopting Close Hold, LF fwd down LOD (Lady RF back down LOD) 2
  RF fwd down LOD 3
  LF fwd down LOD 4 1
6 RF back against LOD (Lady LF back down LOD) 2
  LF fwd down LOD, turning to L, releasing hold 3
  RF to side, facing centre, joining LHs, lady placing RH on man's L shoulder (Lady passing behind man to end slightly towards his L side) 4 1
7 LF back, circling to R (Lady RF fwd, circling to R) 2
  RF back, still circling to R 3
  LF back, facing LOD 4 1
8 RF back against LOD, releasing hold (Lady LF fwd, turning to L) 2
  Replace weight to LF (Lady RF to side, still turning to L) 3
  RF fwd down LOD (Lady LF back down LOD) 4 1
FWD BASIC - 7 TO 9 NATURAL TOP - OPENING OUT MOVEMENT - OPEN HIP TWIST TO CHANGE OF PLACE
9 Adopting Close Hold, LF fwd down LOD 2
  Replace weight to RF 3
  LF to side and slightly back, turning to R, facing DW 4 1
10 Cross RF behind LF, toe to heel, still turning to R 2
  LF to side, still turning to R 3
  Close RF to LF, facing LOD 4 1
11 LF to side to centre, lowering front arms (Lady turning to R, RF back) 2
  Replace weight to RF (Lady LF fwd, turning to L) 3
  Close toe of LF to instep of RF, end facing LOD and partner 4 1
12 RF back against LOD, releasing RH hold (Lady turning to R, LF fwd to centre, turning to L) 2
  Replace weight fwd to LF own LOD (Lady RF to side, still turning to L) 3
  RF fwd down LOD, lady now on man's L side (Lady LF to side and slightly fwd) 4 1
INWARD TURN - CHASSE - BREAKAWAY BASIC TO CHANGE OF PLACE - FENCING LINE
13 LF fwd down LOD, turning to L 2
  Releasing LH hold, RF to side along LOD, joining RH to LH, still turning to L 3
  LF back down LOD, backing LOD 4 1
14 Turning to R, RF to side along LOD, circling arms in an outward then upward motion 2
  Close LF to RF, joining LH to lady's RH 3
  RF to side along LOD in High Double Hold 4 1
15 Releasing RH hold, LF back to wall (Lady RF back to centre) 2
  Replace weight fwd to RF, raising L arm, turning to R, allowing lady to turn to L and to pass under raised arms 3
  LF to side along LOD, facing wall and partner 4 1
16 Turning slightly to L (Lady to R) RF fwd and across down LOD, Fencing Line, extending free arm to side against LOD 2
  Replace weight back onto LF, turning slightly to R, releasing hold, joining RHs 3
  RF to side against LOD, facing wall and partner 4 1