New England Gavotte

by Robert and Louise Aldred (2003)

Time 4/4. Tempo 24bpm.  Commence with LF in 3rd position front, facing DW. Lady with RF in 3rd position front, facing DC.  RH joined to lady's LH in Open Hold, LH placed on hip, thumb to rear.  Lady lightly holds dress with RH.   Man's steps described, lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.

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PAS DE GAVOTTE - ZIG ZAG -
CHECK OUTSIDE PARTNER (LADY DEVELOPPE) -
CLOSE TO 3RD POSITION REAR - SOLO OUTWARD TURN

1 LF fwd down LOD TH 1
  RF closes to LF in 3rd position rear TH 2
  LF fwd down LOD, facing LOD, 1/8 turn to L TH 3
  Point RF fwd to 4th position front, Low Aerial - 4
2 RF fwd down LOD, com to turn to R (Lady LF fwd down LOD, com to turn to L, HT) HT 1
  LF to side and slightly back, backing DC, joining LH to lady's RH in Double Hold, completing 3/8 turn to R (Lady RF diagonally fwd, facing DC, completing 1/8 turn to L, TH) TH 2
  RF back in CBMP, backing DC, PO on L side, com to turn to L (Lady LF fwd in CBMP OP on partner's L side, com to turn to L, HT) TH 3
  LF to side along LOD, pointing DW, preparing to step OP, slightly under 1/4 turn to L (Lady RF to side and slightly back, backing DW, completing just under 1/4 turn to L, TH) TH 4
3 RF fwd in CBMP OP, facing DW, Check (Lady steps back onto LF in CBMP OP, backing DW, slightly flexing R knee, extend RF to Low Aerial position) H 1 2
  LF back in CBMP PO, small step, backing DC against LOD TH 3
  RF closes to LF in 3rd position rear, facing DW (Lady closes to 3rd position front to end facing DC) TH 4
4 LF fwd down LOD, releasing hold with LH, turning to L HT 1
  RF to side along LOD, backing wall, releasing hold with RH, cont to turn to L TH 2
  LF back down LOD, toe turned out, backing DC, joining LH to lady's RH in Open Hold, completing 3/4 turn to L TH 3
  RF closes to LF 3rd position rear ww, facing DW against LOD T 4
PAS DE GAVOTTE - SOLO INWARD TURN -
PAS DE GAVOTTE -
FWD WALKS AND CLOSE TO 3RD POSITION REAR
(LADY SOLO INWARD TURN)
5 RF fwd against LOD TH 1
  LF closes to RF in 3rd position rear TH 2
  RF fwd against LOD, facing against LOD, 1/8 turn to R TH 3
  Point LF fwd to 4th position front, Low Aerial - 4
6 LF fwd, facing against LOD, com to turn to L HT 1
  RF to side, facing wall and partner, releasing hold, cont to turn to L TH 2
  LF back against LOD, backing DC against LOD, completing 3/8 turn to L TH 3
  RF closes to LF in 3rd position rear, joining RH to lady's LH in Open Hold TH 4
7 LF fwd down LOD TH 1
  RF closes to LF in 3rd position rear TH 2
  LF fwd down LOD, facing LOD, 1/8 turn to L TH 3
  Point RF fwd to 4th position front, Low Aerial - 4
8 RF fwd down LOD, facing LOD, releasing hold (Lady LF fwd down LOD, facing LOD, com to turn to L, HT) HT 1
  LF fwd down LOD, small step (Lady RF to side and slightly fwd along LOD, backing wall, cont to turn to L, TH) TH 2
  RF fwd down LOD, facing DC, small step, 1/8 turn to L (Lady LF back down LOD, toe turned out, backing DC, completing 5/8 turn to L, TH) TH 3
  LF closes to RF in 3rd position rear, facing DC, joining RH to lady's RH (Lady RF closes to LF in 3rd position front ww, facing DW against LOD, T) TH 4
CIRCLING PAS DE GAVOTTE (TOUR DE MAIN) - SOLO OUTWARD TURN -
CIRCLING PAS DE GAVOTTE (TOUR DE MAIN) -
CHANGE OF PLACE TO END IN SHADOW POSITION
On same foot from 9 to 14.
9 RF fwd, com to circle to R TH 1
  LF closes to RF in 3rd position rear, cont circling to R TH 2
  RF fwd DW, cont circling to R TH 3
  Point LF fwd to 4th position front, Low Aerial, to end facing DW, completing 1/4 turn to R - 4
10 LF fwd DW, releasing hold, com to turn to L HT 1
  RF to side to wall, facing LOD, cont to turn to L TH 2
  LF fwd and slightly to side against LOD, facing DC against LOD, completing 1/2 turn to L TH 3
  RF closes to LF in 3rd position rear, facing DC against LOD, rejoining RH to lady's RH TH 4
11 LF fwd, com to circle to R TH 1
  RF closes to LF in 3rd position rear, cont to circle to R TH 2
  LF fwd, cont to circle to R TH 3
  Point RF fwd to 4th position front, Low Aerial, to end facing centre, completing 1/8 turn to R - 4
12 RF fwd to centre, releasing hold, passing behind lady, com to turn to R (Lady RF fwd to wall, com to pass in front of man, HT) HT 1
  LF to side and slightly fwd, facing LOD, completing 1/4 turn to R (Lady LF fwd, small step, com to turn to L, TH) TH 2
  RF back and slightly to R, backing against LOD (Lady RF back and slightly to side, moving against LOD, completing 1/4 turn to L, TH) TH 3
  LF closes to RF in 3rd position front ww, joining LH to lady's LH, RH placed on lady's R shoulder blade to end in Shadow Position, lady slightly in front of man (Lady LF closes to RF in 3rd position front ww, facing LOD, T) T 4
PAS GLISSADE (SKATING) - PAS DE GAVOTTE - PRGRESSIVE NATURAL WALTZ, UNDERTURNED - PAS GLISSADE (LADY ROTARY NATURAL WALTZ TURN) - ROTARY NATURAL WALTZ TURN (LADY PROGRESSIVE) - PAS DE VALSE TO OPEN POSITION (LADY NATURAL WALTZ TURN
13 Glide LF fwd, moving DC, facing LOD TH 1
  RF closes to LF in 3rd position rear ww T 2
  Glide RF fwd, moving DW, facing LOD TH 3
  LF closes to RF in 3rd position rear ww T 4
14 LF fwd, facing LOD, toe turned out TH 1
  RF closes to LF in 3rd position rear TH 2
  LF fwd down LOD, toe pointing LOD, com to turn to R TH 3
  Point RF fwd to 4th position front, Low Aerial, facing DW, 1/8 turn to R - 4
15 Progressive Natural Waltz Turn, releasing hold, 1/8 turn to R std 1 a 2
  LF to side along LOD, end backing DC, 1/8 turn to R (Lady dances Rotary Natural Waltz Turn to end facing DC on beat 4, 3 a 4) TH 3
  RF closes to LF in 3rd position front, joining in Normal Ballroom Hold TH 4
16 Rotary Natural Waltz Turn, 1/2 turn to R std 1 a 2
  Pas de Valse to Open Position, 1/4 turn to R (Lady dances Rotary Natural Waltz Turn to end facing DC, 3 a 4) std 3 a 4