Highland Swing

by  Graham and Kathy Thomson (2002)

Time 4/4. Tempo 46/48bpm. Commence in Normal Ballroom Hold, man facing, lady backing DW.  Man's steps only described.  Lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.

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Timing

WALK - QUARTER TURN TO RIGHT -
REVERSE PIVOT TO CHASSE ENDING IN OPEN CPP

1 LF fwd facing DW H S
  RF fwd DW, com to turn R HT S
2 LF to side, backing centre, cont to turn to R T Q
  RF closes to LF T Q
  LF to side and slightly back, backing DC TH S
3 RF back DC in CBMP with LF held in CBMP, com to pivot 3/8 to L THT S
  LF fwd down LOD, cont to turn to L HT S
4 Releasing hold with man's RH, RF to side in Open Hold, facing DC in CPP (Lady LF to side facing DW) T Q
  LF closes to RF in CPP Open Hold T Q
  RF to side and slightly fwd, turning slightly to R (Lady to L) TH S
FWD LOCK STEP - FWD LOCK STEP - CHECK TO CHANGE OF PLACE
5 LF fwd down LOD HT Q
  RF crosses behind LF TH Q
  LF fwd down LOD, com to turn to L H S
6 RF fwd down LOD HT Q
  LF crosses behind RF TH Q
  RF fwd down LOD, com to turn to R H S
7 LF fwd and across in CBMP DW (Lady DC) Check Action H S
  Replace weight to RF, com to turn to L, releasing hold TH S
8 LF fwd to centre, turning to L, passing R hip to R hip (Lady RF fwd to wall, turning to R) HT S
  Turning strongly to L, RF closes to LF, end facing partner and wall, adopting Double Hold (Lady turning strongly to R, LF closes to RF, end facing partner and centre, adopting Double Hold) TH S
STEP AND SWING - STEP AND SWING -
CHASSE TO OPEN POSITION - 1 TO 3 FISHTAIL
9 Turning to L, LF to side along LOD in PP TH S
  Swing RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP, down LOD to low aerial - S
10 Turning to R, RF to side against LOD in CPP TH S
  Swing LF fwd and across in CPP and CBMP against LOD to low aerial - S
11 Turning to L, LF to side along LOD in PP T Q
  RF closes to LF T Q
  Releasing hold with man's LH and lady's RH, turning slightly to L, LF to side and slightly fwd, pointing down LOD TH S
12 RF fwd in CBMP, facing DC (Lady facing DW) HT S
  LF crosses behind RF T Q
  Turning to R, RF fwd and slightly to side, small step T Q
4 TO 6 FISHTAIL - SIDE, CLOSE (LADY FWD, CLOSE) -
CHASSE REVERSE TURN - 1 TO 3 PROGRESSIVE CHASSE
13 LF fwd, L shoulder leading, facing DW (Lady facing DC) T Q
  RF crosses behind LF T Q
  LF fwd down LOD TH S
14 RF to side to wall, turning to L TH S
  LF closes to RF ww, facing DC, adopting Ballroom Hold T S
15 LF fwd DC, com to turn to L TH S
  RF to side, cont to turn to L T Q
  LF closes to RF, end backing LOD TH Q
16 RF back down LOD, com to turn to L TH S
  LF to side, pointing DW, cont to turn to L T Q
  RF closes to LF, end facing DW TH Q