Saunter Nirvana

by  David Bullen and Iverna Corcoran (1981)

Time 4/4. Tempo 48bpm. Commence in Shadow Hold Hold, man and lady facing LOD  Left hands joined, man's right arm around lady's waist.  Lady's right arm extended.  Man's steps only described.  Lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.

Bar

 

FWork

Timing

WALKS - ZIG ZAG TO WALL - ZIG ZAG TO CENTRE -
FOUR STEP TO PROMENADE
Man and lady dance the same steps for bars 1 to 3 inclusive.

1 LF fwd down LOD H S
  RF fwd down LOD H S
2 LF fwd down LOD H Q
RF to side to wall turning to face DC TH Q
LF back DW against LOD leaving RF extended still with lady on R side TH S
3 RF fwd DC H Q
  LF to side to centre turning to face DW TH Q
  RF back DC against LOD leaving LF extended TH S
4 LF fwd DW releasing hold (Lady fwd DW turning to L) HT Q
RF small step to side (Lady RF to side to wall) TH Q
LF back (Lady LF back against LOD) TH Q
Close RF to LF, now in PP facing DW taking Ballroom Hold (Lady close RF to LF ww) WF Q
PROMENADE WALKS - TURNING OUTSIDE CHECK -
OUTSIDE CHECK - TURN TO PP
5 LF to side in PP H S
  RF fwd in PP com to turn to R HT S
6 LF to side to wall turning to R TH Q
  RF to side along LOD, now facing centre TH Q
LF fwd OP, L hip to L hip HT S
7 RF back DW against LOD com to turn to L TH Q
LF to side against LOD TH Q
  RF fwd, DC against LOD OP, R hip to R hip HT S
8 Turning to R, strong turn, LF back DW PO TH Q
  Close RF to LF still turning, now pointing DC WF Q
  LF to side in PP HT Q
  Close RF to LF in PP facing DW WF Q
OUTWARD TURN - FORWARD LOCK -
WALK TO SIDE CLOSE (LADY ALEMANDE)
9 Releasing hold, turning to L (Lady to R), LF fwd down LOD in PP H S
RF to side down LOD, now facing  DC against LOD (Lady face DW against LOD) TH S
10 LF fwd against LOD joining LH with lady's RH H Q
  Lock RF behind LF TH Q
  LF fwd against LOD com to turn to L (Lady turn to R) H Q
  Close RF to LF taking Ballroom Hold, now in PP facing DW WF Q
11 LF to side down LOD in PP H S
  RF fwd and across in PP down LOD H S
12 Raising L arm for lady's Alemanda, release R arm from lady, LF fwd (Lady RF fwd down LOD turning to R) H Q
  Close RF to LF (Lady close LF to RF to back LOD) WF Q
  LF to side small step to centre (Lady RF to side to centre) TH Q
  Close RF to LF taking Ballroom Hold (Lady Close LF to RF taking Ballroom Hold) WF Q
WALKS - HOVER - OUTSIDE CHECK - ROCK TURN -
TURNING FOUR STEP TO SHADOW HOLD
13 LF fwd down LOD H S
  RF fwd down LOD H S
14 LF to side DC turning to face DW, Hover T Q
  Replace weight to RF TH Q
LF fwd in CBMP DW OP on L side H S
15 Turning to L, replace weight to RF TH Q
Still turning, replace weight to LF now facing centre TH Q
Replace weight to RF now facing against LOD (Lady facing LOD) TH S
16 Releasing hold, LF fwd against LOD turning to L (Lady RF back against LOD turning to L) H Q
RF to side against LOD, still turning (Lady LF fwd against LOD still turning) TH Q
LF back against LOD (Lady RF to side and slightly back against LOD) TH Q
Close RF to LF to face LOD taking Shadow Hold to commence sequence (Lady close LF to RF to face LOD ww, now in Shadow Hold) WF Q