Newport Tango

by Robert and Louise Aldred (2003)

Time 2/4. Tempo 33bpm.  Commence in Normal Ballroom Hold, man facing, lady backing LOD.  Man's steps described, lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.  On same foot for bars 9 to 12.

Bar

 

FWork

Timing

FWD WALKS - FALLAWAY REVERSE -
WHIPLASH - 2 TO 8 OF BACK CORTE, UNDERTURNED

1 LF fwd in CBMP down LOD H S
  RF fwd down LOD, R side leading, slight curve to L H S
2 LF fwd in CBMP DC, turning to L H Q
  RF back in fallaway, R side leading, backing DW, moving down LOD, completing 3/8 to L IEBH Q
  LF back in CBMP and fallaway, down LOD, backing DW, Check BH S
3 RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP against LOD, facing DC against LOD, pointing LF fwd ww, L knee slightly flexed, toe pointing DC against LOD, slight body turn to L (Lady LF fwd and across in PP and CBMP against LOD, swivelling to L, pointing RF back and slightly rightwards ww to end facing DW, 1/4 turn to L, HB FF, LF, IE B RF) H, IEBLF S
  LF back in CBMP PO, backing DW, moving down LOD, body returning to original position (Lady RF fwd in CBMP OP, pointing LOD, 1/8 to L, body turns less) BH S
4 RF back, backing LOD, 1/8 turn to L BH Q
  LF to side, backing LOD BH Q
  Close RF to LF, facing against LOD WF S
FWD WALK - LUNGE - LEFT FOOT ROCK TURN -
2 TO 4 BACK CORTE, UNDERTURNED -
FOUR STEP TURNING TO SHADOW POSITION
5 LF fwd in CBMP against LOD H S
  RF fwd against LOD, R side leading, slightly flexing R knee, Lunge H S
6 LF back down LOD, L side leading IEBH Q
  Transfer weight to RF against LOD, R side leading H Q
  LF back down LOD, small step, L side leading IEBH S
7 RF back DC, turning to L BH Q
  LF to side and slightly fwd, pointing to wall, completing 1/8 turn to L IEF Q
  Close RF to LF, slightly back, facing wall WF S
8 LF fwd in CBMP, to wall, com to turn to L (Lady RF back to wall in CBMP, com to turn to L, BH) H Q
  RF to side and slightly back, backing DC against LOD, com to release hold, cont turning to L (Lady LF fwd, pointing against LOD, cont turning to L, BH) BH Q
  LF back, backing against LOD, hold released, completing 1/4 turn to L (Lady RF to side and slightly fwd, backing DC against LOD, cont turning to L, BH) BH Q
  Close RF to LF, facing LOD, joining LH to lady's RH, placing RH just below lady's R shoulder blade in Shadow Hold (Lady close LF to RF ww, facing LOD, completing 3/4 turn to L, B) BH Q
FWD WALKS IN SHADOW HOLD - SOLO TURN TO LEFT -
SOLO TURN TO RIGHT TO LEFT SHADOW HOLD -
SWIVEL TO RIGHT SHADOW HOLD - CHECK
9 LF fwd down LOD H S
  RF fwd down LOD H S
10 LF fwd down LOD, releasing hold, com to turn to L H Q
  RF to side and slightly fwd to end facing DC, lowering arms to sides, completing 1/8 turn to L BH Q
  Close LF to RF, slightly back, both facing DC WF S
11 RF fwd down LOD, com to turn to R H Q
  LF diagonally back, backing DC, cont to turn to R BH Q
  RF back in CBMP DC, joining RH to lady's RH, placing LH just below lady's L shoulder blade in L Shadow Hold, completing 1/2 turn to R BH S
12 LF fwd in CBMP, releasing hold, retaining arms in position, brush RF to LF, end facing DW, swivelling 1/4 to L, joining LH to lady's LH and placing RH just below lady's L shoulder blade in Shadow Hold IEBRF S
  RF fwd in CBMP DW, Check H S
STEP BACK AND TAP -
SIDE STEP IN FALLAWAY (TURNING LADY TO PP -
NATURAL TWIST TURN, UNDERTURNED - PROMENADE LINK
13 LF back in CBMP, small step, DC against LOD (Lady transfer weight back to LF, cont turning to R, BH) BH Q
  Close RF almost to LF ww, backing DC against LOD, releasing hold (Lady RF to side and slightly fwd, small step, pointing DW against LOD, cont turning to R, BH) IEB Q
  RF to side and slightly back in fallaway, backing DC against LOD, moving against LOD, leaving LF in an open position, rejoining in Normal Ballroom Hold (Lady LF to side and slightly back in fallaway against LOD, leaving RF in an open position, end facing DC, completing 3/4 to R, BH IE) BH IEBLF S
14 LF to side in PP along LOD, pointing DW H S
  RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP along LOD, pointing DW, com to turn to R H Q
  LF to side (Lady fwd between partner's feet) backing DC, cont turning to R BH Q
15 Cross RF behind LF, backing LOD, completing 3/8 turn to R (Lady LF fwd preparing to step OP, L side leading, down LOD, cont turning to R, H) B S
  Com to twist to R, allowing feet to uncross, cont turning to R (Lady RF fwd in CBMP OP to wall, cont turning to R, HB) BRF HLF Q
  End in PP, feet almost closed, weight on RF, facing LOD, having completed a further 1/2 turn to R (Lady LF to side, small step, in PP to end facing centre, having completed 3/4 turn to R, BH IEBRF) WF IEBLF Q
16 LF to side in PP, moving DC H S
  RF fwd and across in PP and CBMP, moving DC H Q
  Place LF to side, small step