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STYLE:
American or Int'l Style Waltz

LEVEL:
Intermediate to Advanced

DESCRIPTION:
Twinkle (Hover Telemark to PP), Open Natural Turn, Tipple Chasse to Pivots, Rudolf Ronde to Slip Pivot, Open Reverse Turn to Left Whisk, Twist Turn (Lady's Spot Run) to Back Twinkle, Promenade Chasse.

COMMENTS:
The timing of the Ronde to Slip Pivot can be 1(2,3) 1(2)3, spanning 2 measures as shown, or it can be compressed into one measure and danced 1,2,3 -- one step per beat, with the ronde being taken in between 1 and 2.

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, facing diagonal wall.
 
11Left foot forward. 
22Right foot diagonally forward, right side leading. Brush left foot towards right foot. 
33Left foot diagonally forward in promenade position, left side leading. 
 
41Right foot forward in promenade position and CBMP.Begin to turn to right. 
52Left foot side.3/8 turn to right between 4-5. End backing line of dance. 
63Right foot back, right side leading.Step taken down line of dance. 
 
71Left foot back in CBMP (partner outside).Step taken down line of dance. Begin to turn to right. 
82Right foot side.1/4 turn to right between 7-8. 
9Close left foot to right foot.1/8 turn to right between 8-9. 
103Right foot forward in CBMP (pivoting action).1/8 turn to right between 9-10. Step taken down line of dance. 
 
111Left foot back & slightly leftward, toe turned in (pivot).1/2 turn to right between 10-11. Then take an additional 1/2 turn to right on left foot on 11. End facing line of dance. 
122Right foot forward in CBMP (pivoting action).Continue turning to right. Step taken down line of dance. 
133Left foot back & slightly leftward, toe turned in (pivot).1/2 turn to right between 12-13. Then take an additional 1/2 turn to right on left foot on 13. End facing line of dance. 
 
141Right foot forward in CBMP (strong step).1/8 turn to right between 13-14. Relax weight into right leg (checked action). 
15-16No step.Lead lady to ronde her right leg. End in promenade position with weight on right foot. 
 
171Replace weight to left foot in fallaway position and CBMP. 
18-2No step. Slide right foot back towards left foot.Begin to turn to right. 
193Right foot back in CBMP (small step).1/4 turn to right between 18-19. End in closed position, facing diagonal center. 
 
201Left foot forward.Step taken towards diagonal center. Begin to turn to left. 
212Right foot side.1/4 turn to left between 20-21. 
223Left foot back in CBMP (partner outside).1/8 turn to left between 21-22. End backing line of dance. 
 
231Right foot back.Step taken down line of dance. Begin to turn to left. 
242Left foot side.1/4 turn to left between 23-24. 
253Cross right foot behind left foot with partial weight.1/8 turn to left between 24-25. End facing diagonal wall. 
 
26-28No step. Turn to the right in place with weight held between ball of right foot and heel of left foot, allowing feet to untwist.3/4 turn to right. 
293Transfer weight completely to right foot.1/8 turn to right. End facing line of dance. 
 
301Left foot back in CBMP (partner outside).Step taken against line of dance. Begin to turn to right. 
312Right foot diagonally back (small step). Brush left foot towards right foot.1/4 turn to right between 30-31. 
323Left foot side in promenade position.Step taken towards diagonall wall. 
 
331Right foot forward & across in promenade position & CBMP.Step taken towards diagonall wall. 
342Left foot side in promenade position. 
35Right foot closes to left foot in promenade position. 
363Left foot side in promenade position. 
 
371Right foot forward & across in promenade position & CBMP.Step taken towards diagonall wall. 
382Left foot side & slightly forward.Lead lady to turn to closed position. 
393Right foot closes to left foot.End facing diagonal wall. 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, backing diagonal wall.
 
11Right foot back. 
22Left foot diagonally back. Brush right foot to left foot.Begin to turn to right. 
33Right foot side & slightly forward in promenade position.1/4 turn to right between 2-3 (body turns less). End pointing diagonal wall. 
 
41Left foot forward & across in promenade position and CBMP.Down line of dance, pointing diagonal center. 
52Right foot forward.1/8 turn to right, to end facing line of dance. 
63Left foot forward, left side leading, preparing to step outside partner. 
 
71Right foot forward in CBMP, outside partner.Begin to turn to right. 
82Left foot side.1/4 turn to right between 7-8. 
9Close right foot to left foot.1/8 turn to right between 8-9. 
103Left foot back and slightly leftward, toe turned in (pivot).1/8 turn to right between 9-10 to back line of dance. Then pivot 1/2 to right on 10. 
 
111Right foot forward in CBMP (pivoting action).Continue turning to right. Step taken down line of dance. 
122Left foot back and slightly leftward, toe turned in (toe pivot).1/2 turn to right between 11-12. Then take an additional 1/2 turn to right on left foot on 12. End facing line of dance. 
133Right foot forward in CBMP (pivoting action).Continue turning to right. Step taken down line of dance. 
 
141Left foot diagonally back, toe turned in.1/2 turn to right between 13-14. 
15-16No step.Lift right leg off of floor and ronde clockwise, from front to back. Pivot on left foot 3/8 to right. Relax weight into left leg. End in promenade position, facing diagonal center. 
 
171Right foot back in fallaway position and CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
182No step. Draw left foot back slightly towards right foot.1/4 turn to left between 17-18. 
193Left foot forward in CBMP (small step).1/4 turn to left between 18-19. End in closed position, backing diagonal center. 
 
201Right foot back.Step taken towards diagonal center. Begin to turn to left. 
212Left foot side.3/8 turn to left between 20-21 (body turns less). 
223Right foot forward in CBMP, outside partner.Down line of dance. Body completes turn at end of 22. 
 
231Left foot forward.Step taken down line of dance. Begin to turn to left. 
242Right foot side.1/4 turn to left between 23-24. 
253Left foot back in CBMP, small step.1/4 turn to left between 24-25. End backing line of dance. Optional: Cross right foot in front of left foot and lift slightly off floor. 
 
26-294 small steps around man, R L R L.1 full turn to right over 26-29. End facing against line of dance, preparing to step outside partner. 
 
301Right foot forward in CBMP, outside partner.Step taken against line of dance. Begin to turn to right. 
312Left foot side. Brush right foot to left foot.1/4 turn to right between 30-31. The turn 1/4 to right on left foot (toe pivot). Body turns less. 
323Right foot side in promenade position.Step taken towards diagonall wall, facing line of dance. 
 
331Left foot forward & across in promenade position & CBMP.Step taken towards diagonall wall. 
342Right foot side in promenade position. 
35Left foot closes to right foot in promenade position. 
363Right foot side in promenade position. 
 
371Left foot forward & across in promenade position & CBMP.Step taken towards diagonall wall. Begin to turn to left. 
382Right foot side.1/4 turn to left between 37-38. 
393Left foot closes to right foot.1/8 turn to left between 38-39. End backing diagonal wall. 
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