Nicola Swing

by Earnest Parker (date unknown)

Time 4/4. Tempo 44bpm. Commence in Open Hold, both facing LOD.  Man's steps only described, lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.

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Timing

WALKS - LOCKS - CHECK - CHASSE

1 LF fwd down LOD S
  RF fwd down LOD S
2 LF fwd down LOD Q
  Cross RF behind LF, Lock Step Q
  LF fwd down LOD, releasing hold S
3 RF fwd down LOD, Check S
  Replace weight to LF S
4 RF to side to wall, passing behind lady Q
  Close LF to RF Q
  RF to side DW S
CHECK - CHASSE - SWIVEL WALKS
5 LF fwd DW, Check S
  Replace weight back to RF S
6 LF to side to centre, passing behind lady Q
  Close RF to LF Q
  LF to side and slightly fwd S
7 RF fwd and across in PP down LOD, adopting Double Hold S
  Close LF to RF, swivelling to R to facing partner S
8 Swivel to L on ball of LF S
  RF fwd and across down LOD, closing LF to RF ww, swivelling to R to facing partner S
CHASSES TO LEFT AND RIGHT - NATURAL CHASSE TURN
9 LF to side along LOD Q
  Close RF to LF Q
  LF to side S
10 RF to side against LOD Q
  Close LF to RF Q
  RF to side against LOD, adopting Ballroom Hold S
11 LF fwd and across, turning to R Q
  Close RF to LF, now backing LOD Q
  LF back DW, still turning to R S
12 RF to side along LOD Q
  Close LF to RF Q
  RF fwd down LOD S
WALKS - FISHTAIL - WALKS - BACK AND SIDE CLOSE
13 LF fwd down LOD S
  RF fwd down LOD S
14 Cross LF behind RF Q
  RF fwd down LOD Q
  LF fwd down LOD Q
  Cross RF behind LF Q
15 LF fwd down LOD S
  RF fwd down LOD, Check S
16 LF back against LOD (Lady RF fwd against LOD, turning strongly to R) Q
  Close RF to LF (Lady close LF to RF) Q
  LF to side to centre (Lady RF to side to wall) Q
  Close RF to LF in commencing position (Lady close LF to RF, end facing LOD) Q