Nightfire Tango

by  Ian and Sue Webster (1992)

Time 2/4. Tempo 31bpm. Commence in Normal Ballroom Hold, man facing, lady backing LOD.  Man's steps only described.  Lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.

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  Timing

WALKS - LINK - CONTRA CHECK -
OUTSIDE CHECK - BACK WALKS - SIDE CLOSE TO PP

1 LF fwd down LOD S
  RF fwd down LOD, com to turn to L S
2 LF fwd in CBMP, still turning to L Q
  Close RF to LF, slightly back, to end facing DC against LOD, lady still in line Q
  LF fwd in CBMP, Contra Check S
3 RF back, small step Q
  LF to side facing against LOD, toe pointing DW, preparing to step OP Q
  RF fwd in CBMP OP, facing DW against LOD S
4 LF back in CBMP, backing DC Q
  RF back, com to turn to L (Lady no turn) Q
  LF to side in PP along LOD, pointing DW Q
  Close RF to LF, slightly back in PP, to end facing DW (Lady DC) Q
CHASSE IN PP - FALLAWAY -
TWIST TURN (LADY CIRCLING ZIG ZAG) -
STEP SWIVEL TO SHADOW HOLD
5 LF to side along LOD in PP Q
  Close RF to LF, slightly back in PP Q
  LF to side along LOD in PP S
6 RF fwd and across in CBMP and PP, com turning to R Q
  LF to side along LOD, releasing RH hold, still turning to R Q
  RF back in fallaway, adopting Double Hold, to end facing DW against LOD (Lady to end facing DC against LOD) S
7 Com twisting to R allowing feet to uncross, making 1/2 turn over bar to end facing DC, feet apart, still in Double Hold, Q Q Q Q
  (Lady RF fwd, com turning to R) Q
  (Lady LF to side to face partner) Q
  (Lady RF back in CBMP, com turning to L) Q
  (Lady LF to side to end facing DW) Q
8 LF fwd and across in CBMP down LOD, releasing hold and swivelling to L to face against LOD, closing RF to LF ww, adopting Shadow Hold (Lady swivels to R and closes LF to RF ww) S
  RF fwd against LOD (Lady LF) Q
  Close LF to RF ww, facing against LOD (Lady close RF to LF with weight change) Q
TWO WALKS - BOX STEP - FLICK CROSS STEP - TAP
Bars 9 to 14 on same foot.
9 LF fwd against LOD (Lady LF) S
  RF fwd against LOD (Lady RF) S
10 LF to side to wall Q
  Close RF to LF Q
  LF back down LOD S
11 RF to side to centre Q
  Close LF to RF Q
  RF fwd against LOD S
12 Flick LF fwd to low aerial position Q
  Cross LF in front of RF Q
  RF back down LOD Q
  Tap LF to side Q
WALK TO SWIVEL - 1 TO 3 ZIG ZAG (LADY CHANGE OF PLACE) -
STEP BRUSH SIDE - (LADY TURNS TO RIGHT) -
SIDE CLOSE - SIDE AND BRUSH
13 Releasing hold and lowering arms to side, LF fwd against LOD S
  RF fwd against LOD, com swivelling to L to end facing DW leaving LF extended (Lady on man's L and slightly in advance) S
14 LF fwd DW, com turning to L Q
  RF to side, very small step (Lady RF to side moving across in front of partner towards his R side) Q
  LF back in CBMP DW against LOD leaving RF extended, adopt Shadow Hold (Lady on man's R side, slightly in advance) S
15 Releasing hold, RF fwd in CBMP DC, com turning to R (Lady RF fwd in CBMP, turning strongly to R) Q
  Close LF to RF ww, facing LOD (Lady close LF to RF with weight change, to end facing against LOD, Toe Pivot) Q
  Taking Ballroom Hold, LF to side to centre leaving RF extended, and swaying to R S
16 RF to side to wall, correcting sway Q
  Close LF to RF Q
  RF to side and close LF to RF ww, Brush Step S