Hesitation Waltz

Unknown origin

Time 3/4. 50bpm. 32 bar sequence.  Commence in Normal Ballroom Hold, hold is maintained throughout.  Man backing, lady facing centre.
Man's and lady's steps described.

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Count

WALKS TO CENTRE - WALKS TO WALL

1 LF back to centre (Lady RF fwd to centre) 1 2 3
2 RF back to centre (Lady LF fwd to centre) 4 5 6
3 LF fwd to wall (Lady RF back to wall) 1 2 3
4 RF fwd to wall turning L to PP (Lady LF back to wall turning R to PP) 4 5 6
PROMENADE WALKS
5 LF fwd down LOD in PP (Lady RF fwd down LOD in PP) 1 2
  RF closes to LF in PP (Lady LF closes to RF in PP) 3
6 LF fwd down LOD in PP (Lady RF fwd down LOD in PP) 4 5 6
7 RF fwd down LOD in PP, turning to face wall and partner (Lady LF fwd down LOD in PP, turning to face centre and partner) 1 2 3
8 LF closes to RF, now facing wall and partner (Lady RF closes to LF, now facing centre and partner) 4 5 6
WALKS TO CENTRE - WALKS TO WALL
9 RF back to centre (Lady LF fwd to centre) 1 2 3
10 LF back to centre (Lady RF fwd to centre) 4 5 6
11 RF fwd to wall (Lady LF back to wall) 1 2 3
12 LF fwd to wall com to turn R to CPP (Lady RF back to wall com to turn L to CPP) 4 5 6
WALKS IN COUNTER PROMENADE
13 RF fwd against LOD in CPP (Lady LF fwd against LOD in CPP) 1 2
  LF closes to RF in CPP (Lady RF closes to LF in CPP) 3
14 RF fwd against LOD in CPP (Lady LF fwd against LOD in CPP) 4 5 6
15 LF fwd against LOD in CPP, turning to face wall and partner (Lady RF fwd against LOD in CPP, turning to face centre and partner) 1 2 3
16 RF closes to LF, now facing wall and partner, com to turn R for Rotary Waltz (Lady LF closes to RF, now facing centre and partner, com to turn R for Rotary Waltz) 4 5 6
HALF ROTARY WALTZ TURN - WALKS IN PROMENADE
17 LF back down LOD, cont turning R (Lady RF fwd down LOD, cont turning R) 1
  RF to side down LOD turning R to face centre, cont turning R (Lady LF to side down LOD turning R to face wall, cont turning R) 2
  LF closes to RF turning R to face DC, cont turning R (Lady RF closes to LF turning R to backing DC, cont turning R) 3
18 RF fwd down LOD, cont turning R to PP (Lady LF back down LOD, cont turning R to PP) 4
  LF to side and fwd DC, now in PP (Lady RF to side and fwd DW, now in PP) 5
  RF closes to LF, now facing LOD in PP (Lady LF closes to RF, now facing LOD in PP) 6
19 LF fwd down LOD in PP (Lady RF fwd down LOD in PP) 1 2 3
20 RF fwd down LOD in PP, turning R to face wall and partner, com to turn R for Rotary Waltz (Lady LF fwd down LOD in PP, turning L to face centre and partner, com to turn R for Rotary Waltz) 4 5 6
HALF ROTARY WALTZ TURN - WALKS IN PROMENADE
21 LF back down LOD, cont turning R (Lady RF fwd down LOD, cont turning R) 1
  RF to side down LOD turning R to face centre, cont turning R (Lady LF to side down LOD turning R to face wall, cont turning R) 2
  LF closes to RF turning R to face DC, cont turning R (Lady RF closes to LF turning R to backing DC, cont turning R) 3
22 RF fwd down LOD, cont turning R to PP (Lady LF back down LOD, cont turning R to PP) 4
  LF to side and fwd DC, now in PP (Lady LF to side and back DW, now in PP) 5
  RF closes to LF, now facing LOD in PP (Lady LF closes to RF, now facing LOD in PP) 6
23 LF fwd down LOD in PP (Lady RF fwd down LOD in PP) 1 2 3
24 RF fwd down LOD in PP turning R to face wall and partner (Lady LF fwd down LOD in PP turning L to face centre and partner) 4 5
  LF brushes to RF ww now backing centre (Lady LF brushes to RF ww now facing centre) 6
WALKS TO CENTRE - WALKS TO WALL
25 LF back to centre (Lady RF fwd to centre) 1 2
  RF back to centre small step (Lady LF fwd to centre small step) 3
26 LF back to centre (Lady RF fwd to centre) 4 5
  RF brushes to LF ww (Lady LF brushes to RF ww) 6
27 RF fwd to wall (Lady LF back to wall) 1 2
  LF fwd to wall small step (Lady RF back to wall small step) 3
28 RF fwd to wall com to turn R (Lady LF back to wall com to turn R) 4 5
  LF brushes to RF ww cont turning R to backing DC, cont turning R (Lady RF brushes to LF ww cont turning R to facing DC, cont turning R) 6
NATURAL ROTARY WALTZ ENDING
(Rotate smoothly to R)
29 LF back down LOD (Lady RF fwd down LOD) 1
  RF to side down LOD (Lady LF to side down LOD) 2
  LF closes to RF facing LOD (Lady RF closes to LF backing LOD) 3
30 RF fwd down LOD (Lady LF back down LOD) 4
  LF to side down LOD (Lady RF to side down LOD) 5
  RF closes to LF backing LOD (Lady LF closes to RF facing LOD) 6
31 LF back down LOD (Lady RF fwd down LOD) 1
  RF to side down LOD (Lady LF to side down LOD) 2
  LF closes to RF facing LOD (Lady RF closes to LF backing LOD) 3
32 RF fwd down LOD (Lady LF back down LOD) 4
  LF to side down LOD (Lady RF to side down LOD) 5
  RF closes to LF now backing centre (Lady LF closes to RF now facing centre and partner) 6