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Tango Variation #5 (5:32)
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Tango Combination (4:35)
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STYLE:
American Style Tango

LEVEL:
Intermediate

DESCRIPTION:
Two Walks, Contra Rock, Progressive Back Rocks, Left-Turning Rocks to Left Whisk, Rudolf Ronde, Lasso to Open Fan (circling), lady's Underarm Turn to L, Outside Basic.

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, facing line of dance.
 
1SlowLeft foot forward in CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
2SlowRight foot forward, right side leading.1/8 turn to left between 1-2. 
 
3QuickLeft foot forward in CBMP.To center. 1/8 turn to left between 2-3. 
4QuickRight foot back in CBMP.Down line of dance. 1/4 turn to left between 3-4. 
5SlowLeft foot back, left side lading. 
 
6QuickRight foot back in CBMP.Down line of dance. 
7QuickReplace weight forward to left foot in CBMP. 
8SlowReplace weight back to right foot in CBMP. 
 
9QuickLeft foot back, left side leading.Down line of dance. 
10QuickReplace weight forward to right foot, right side leading. 
11SlowReplace weight back to left foot, left side leading. 
 
12QuickRight foot back in CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
13QuickLeft foot forward in CBMP.Continue turning to left. 
14QuickRight foot back in CBMP.Continue turning to left. 
15QuickLeft foot forward in CBMP.1 full turn to left over 12-15. 
 
16QuickRight foot back in CBMP.Down line of dance. Begin to turn to left. 
17QuickLeft foot side.3/8 turn to left between 16-17 (body turns less). 
18SlowRight foot crosses behind left foot with partial weight.Overturn body to left. 
 
19"&"Replace weight completely to left foot.Begin to turn to right. 
20SlowRight foot forward between partner's feet.1/4 turn to right between 19-20 (body turns less). Lead lady to ronde. 
21QuickNo step.Release right hand from lady's back. Lift left hand over your head, leading lady to step behind you. 
22QuickNo step.Turn 1/4 to left on right foot. Lower left hand to waist level, ending in side by side position with lady on your left side. 
23SlowLeft foot back and slightly to side in side by side position. Close right foot towards left foot without weight.Step taken towards center. 1/8 turn to left between 22-23. Retract left hand and move it slightly to side, leading lady to swivel to her right and end in open facing position. 
24SlowRight foot forward in CBMP. Swivel on right foot and close left foot to right foot, slightly apart, without weight.Down LOD. 3/8 turn to right on 24. Lead lady to step forward towards your right side and turn to her left under raised LH-RH hold. Lower left hand to waist level at end of lady's turn. 
 
25SlowLeft foot forward in CBMP, outside partner.Begin to turn to left. 
26SlowRight foot forward, right side leading.Continue turning to left. 
 
27QuickLeft foot forward in CBMP, outside partner.Continue turning to left. 
28QuickRight foot side & slightly forward.Continue turning to left. 
29SlowLeft foot closes to right foot, without weight.Place right hand on lady's back and end in closed position. Up to 3/4 turn to left over 25-29 (3/8 to end backing LOD). 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, backing line of dance.
 
1SlowRight foot back in CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
2SlowLeft foot back, left side leading.1/8 turn to left between 1-2. 
 
3QuickRight foot back in CBMP.To center. 1/8 turn to left between 2-3. 
4QuickLeft foot forward in CBMP.Down line of dance. 1/4 turn to left between 3-4. 
5SlowRight foot forward, right side lading. 
 
6QuickLeft foot forward in CBMP.Down line of dance. 
7QuickReplace weight back to right foot in CBMP. 
8SlowReplace weight forward to left foot in CBMP. 
 
9QuickRight foot forward, right side leading.Down line of dance. 
10QuickReplace weight back to left foot, left side leading. 
11SlowReplace weight forward to right foot, right side leading. 
 
12QuickLeft foot forward in CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
13QuickRight foot back in CBMP.Continue turning to left. 
14QuickLeft foot forward in CBMP.Continue turning to left. 
15QuickRight foot back in CBMP.1 full turn to left over 12-15. 
 
16QuickLeft foot forward in CBMP.Down line of dance. Begin to turn to left. 
17QuickRight foot side.1/4 turn to left between 16-17. 
18SlowLeft foot back, small step. Cross right foot in front of left foot.1/4 turn to left between 17-18. 
 
19"&"Right foot forward, small step.Step taken against LOD. Begin to turn to right. 
20SlowLeft foot side & slightly back, toward partner's right side. Ronde right foot clockwise (front to back).1/2 turn to right between 19-20. Then turn 1/4 to right on 20. 
21QuickCross right foot behind left foot.1/8 turn to left between 20-21. Release left hand from man's shoulder and begin to raise right hand over man's head. 
22QuickLeft foot forward, behind man's back towards his left side.Step taken toward DW. Lower right hand to waist level, ending in side by side position. 
23SlowRight foot forward in CBMP, side by side position. Swivel on right foot and close left foot towards right foot, slightly apart, without weight.Step taken toward DW. 3/8 turn to right on 23 to end facing LOD. 
24SlowLeft foot forward in CBMP. Swivel on left foot and close right foot to left foot, slightly apart, without weight.Step taken against LOD. 5/8 turn to right under raised right hand on 24. 
 
25SlowRight foot back in CBMP, partner outside.Begin to turn to left. 
26SlowLeft foot back, left side leading.Continue turning to left. 
 
27QuickRight foot back in CBMP, partner outside.Continue turning to left. 
28QuickLeft foot side & slightly back.Continue turning to left. 
29SlowRight foot closes to left foot, without weight.Place left hand on man's shoulder and end in closed position. Up to 3/4 turn to left over 25-29 (3/8 to end backing LOD). 
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