National Fling

by  Jeff and Muriel Aldren (1985)

Time 4/4. Tempo 48bpm. Commence in Shadow Hold, facing LOD.  Man's steps only described.  Lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.  Steps are the same for bars 1 to 8.

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Timing

CHECK - CHASSE - CHECK - CHASSE

1 Both step LF fwd across RF DW S
  Replace weight onto RF S
2 LF to side to centre Q
  Close RF to LF Q
  LF to side to centre S
3 RF fwd across LF DC S
  Replace weight onto LF S
4 RF to side to wall Q
  Close LF to RF Q
  RF to side to wall S
STEP AND CROSS OVER AND REPEAT
5 LF fwd down LOD S
  Cross RF over LF S
6 LF back against LOD S
  RF to side, small step S
7 LF fwd down LOD S
  Cross RF over LF S
8 LF back against LOD S
  Close RF to LF ww  (Lady close RF to LF with weight change) S
STEP CLOSES - PAS DE BASQUES
9 RF fwd down LOD, releasing hold, turning to R (Lady LF fwd turning to L) S
  Close LF to RF ww, now facing partner and wall, adopting Double Hold S
10 Releasing hold with LH, LF fwd down LOD S
  Close RF to LF S
11 Pas de Basque to L, to centre S S
12 Pas de Basque to R, to wall S S
PENDULUM - STEP CLOSE - OPEN TURN
13 Swing LF fwd, then replace it and swing RF back against LOD S
  Replace RF to rear of LF and swing LF fwd S
14 Step fwd onto LF down LOD S
  Close RF to LF S
15 LF fwd down LOD com to turn to L (Lady to R) S
  RF to side along LOD, still turning to L S
16 LF to side along LOD, still turning to L S
  Close RF to LF, adopting starting position, Shadow Hold, facing LOD S