Neon Rumba

by  Ted and Sue Burroughs (1986)

Time 4/4. Tempo 29bpm. Commence in Open Facing Position, man facing, lady backing wall.  Man's steps only described.  Lady dances first four bars on same foot, then normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.

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Timing

SAME FOOT CUCARACHAS TO LEFT AND RIGHT -
SOLO OPEN TURN - SIDE CHASSE

1 LF to side with part weight (Lady LF to side with part weight) 2
  Replace weight to RF, releasing hold (Lady replace weight back onto RF, swivelling 1/2 turn to R to end facing wall) 3
  LF closes to RF, adopting Shadow Hold (Lady close LF to RF) 4 1
2 RF to side against LOD 2
  Replace weight onto LF 3
  RF closes to LF, turning 1/8 to L to face DW 4 1
3 Releasing hold, lowering hands to sides, LF fwd, com to turn strongly to L 2
  RF to side, still turning to L to face centre 3
  Cont to turn to L, LF to side to end facing DW 4 1
4 Adopting Right Shadow Hold, RF closes to LF, com to turn to L 2
  LF to side, cont to turn to L 3
  RF closes to LF ww to end facing LOD (Lady closes with weight change) 4 1
LADY'S CHANGE OF PLACE -
CIRCLING WALKS IN SHADOW HOLD - CUCARACHA -
MAN'S PROGRESSIVE WALKS
(LADY'S TRAVELLING UNDERARM TURN)
5 Keeping LH hold, RF back against LOD (Lady LF diagonally fwd to centre, com to turn strongly to L, passing in front of man) 2
  Replace weight fwd to LF (Lady RF to side, still turning to L, swivelling at end of step to face LOD, end on man's L side) 3
  RF fwd, small step (Lady LF back, placing RH on man's L shoulder) 4 1
6 LF fwd, circling to L (Lady RF back) 2
  RF fwd, still circling to L (Lady LF back) 3
  LF fwd, end facing against LOD (Lady RF back) 4 1
7 Releasing hold, RF to side with part weight (Lady LF to side with part weight) 2
  Replace weight onto LF 3
  Close RF to LF, turning 1/4 to L to end facing wall and partner, joining LH to lady's RH in Open Facing Position 4 1
8 LF fwd down LOD, raising arm and turning lady to her R under raised arm (Lady RF fwd down LOD, turning strongly to R under man's raised L arm) 2
  RF fwd and across down LOD (Lady LF to side, still turning to R) 3
  LF fwd down LOD (Lady RF to side and slightly fwd to end facing DC) 4 1
FENCING LINE - FWD AND BACKWARD BASICS
TURNING TO LEFT - PROGRESSIVE WALKS
9 RF fwd and across down LOD, Check 2
  Replace weight back onto LF, com to turn to R (Lady to L) 3
  RF to side, turning to face wall and partner, adopting Closed Facing Position 4 1
10 LF fwd to wall, com to turn to L 2
  Replace weight back onto RF, cont to turn to L 3
  LF to side and slightly back, to end facing LOD 4 1
11 RF back against LOD, com to turn to L 2
  Replace weight fwd to RF, cont to turn to L 3
  RF to side to end facing centre, adopting Double Hold 4 1
12 LF fwd and across down LOD 2
  RF to side along LOD 3
  LF fwd and across, down LOD 4 1
WALKS TO CHANGE OF PLACE - SOLO OPEN TURN -
INWARD TURN - TYPE OF ROCK TURN
13 Releasing hold, lowering hands to sides, RF fwd moving DC, passing behind lady (Lady moving DW, passing in front of man) 2
  LF fwd, moving DC 3
  RF fwd, facing DC, Change of Place 4 1
14 LF fwd down LOD, com to turn strongly to L (Lady to R) 2
  RF to side, cont to turn to L 3
  LF to side to end facing DW, joining LH to lady's RH 4 1
15 RF fwd and across down LOD, com to turn to R (Lady to L) 2
  LF to side along LOD, still turning to R 3
  RF back down LOD to end backing DW (Lady backing DC) 4 1
16 Releasing hold, transfer weight fwd to LF, turning to face centre 2
  Transfer weight fwd to RF, turning to face LOD 3
  Close LF to RF ww, now in commencing position (Lady closes with weight change) 4 1