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STYLE:
American Style Waltz

LEVEL:
Intermediate to Advanced

DESCRIPTION:
Progressive Chasse to R, Outside Change to Promenade, Man's Chasse with Lady's Underarm Turn to Shadow Position, Shadow Flip Flop, Shadow Chasse to R, Shadow Outside Change, Whiplash, Man's Walk Around Lady, Back Twinkle to Closed Ending.

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, facing diagonal center.
 
11Left foot forward.Begin to turn to left. 
22Right foot side.1/8 turn to left between 1-2. 
3&Close right foot to left foot.1/8 turn to left between 2-3. 
43Right foot side & slightly back.1/8 turn to left between 3-4. End backing line of dance. 
 
51Left foot back in CBMP (partner outside). 
62Right foot back. Brush right foot towards left foot.Begin to turn to left. 
73Left foot side in promenade position.3/8 turn to left between 6-7 (body turns less). End pointing to diagonal wall. 
 
81Right foot forward & across in promenade position and CBMP.Towards diagonal wall. 
92Left foot side & slightly forward.Release right hand from lady's back and lead her to turn to her left under raised LH-RH hold. 
10&Close right foot to left foot.Continue leading lady to turn to her left to end in shadow position on your right, then release LH-RH hold and place right hand on lady's right side. 
113Left foot side & slightly forward in shadow position (lady on right). 
 
121Right foot forward in shadow position and CBMP.Step taken towards diagonal wall. Begin to turn to right. 
132Left foot side (toe pivot).1/4 turn to right between 12-13. Place left hand on lady's left side and release right hand from lady's right side. 
143Right foot side & slightly forward in shadow position (lady on left).1/2 turn to right between 13-14 (body turns less). End pointing towards diagonal center. 
 
151Left foot forward in shadow position and CBMP.Towards diagonal center. Begin to turn to left. 
162Right foot side.1/8 turn to left between 15-16. Release left hand from lady's left side and place right hand on lady's right side. 
17&Close left foot to right foot.1/8 turn to left between 16-17. Take lady's left hand in yoru left hand. 
183Right foot side & slightly back in shadow position (lady on right).1/8 turn to left between 17-18. End backing line of dance. 
 
191Left foot back in CBMP, partner outside in shadow position on right side. 
202Right foot back. Brush left foot towards right foot.Begin to turn to left. 
213Left foot side & slightly forward in shadow position (lady on right).3/8 turn to left between 2-3 (body turns less). End pointing diagonal wall. 
 
221Right foot forward in CBMP.Body completes turn to face diagonal wall. 
232Point left foot to side & slightly forward.Continue rotation of upper body to left and begin to sway to right. Release LH-LH hold and use right hand on lady's back to lead her to swivel to her left. 
24-3No step.Continue to sway to right, using right hand to turn lady and end in closed facing position (bodies slightly apart). Allow right hand to slide around her back from her right side to her left shoulder in a normal closed position. 
 
25-27(1,2,3)Optional: Hold position for one additional measure. 
 
281Left foot back in CBMP, partner outside.Step taken towards diagonal center against line of dance. Turn body to right. 
292Right foot forward in CBMP, behind lady's back.Step taken towards wall. 1/8 turn to right between 28-29. Allow right hand to slide around lady from her left shoulder to her right side to end in shadow position. 
303Left foot side, around lady's left side.1/4 turn to right between 29-30. End facing against line of dance. 
 
311Right foot forward in CBMP, in front of lady.Step taken towards center. 1/4 turn to right between 30-31. Allow right hand to slide around lady to end on her right shoulder in a normal closed hold. 
322Left foot forward towards lady's left side.1/4 turn to right between 31-32. End in closed facing position, facing line of dance. 
333Right foot back, right side leading.Slight body turn to right. 
 
341Left foot back in CBMP, partner outside.Begin to turn to right. Take lady's right hand in your left hand. 
352Right foot side & slightly back (small step). Brush left foot to right foot.1/8 turn to right between 34-35. Return to closed hold with body contact and end in promenade position, facing diagonal wall. 
363Left foot side & slightly forward in promenade position. 
 
371Right foot forward & across in promenade position and CBMP. 
382Left foot side & slightly forward. 
393Close right foot to left foot.Lead lady to turn to her left over 37-39 and end in closed position, facing diagonal wall. 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, backing diagonal center.
 
11Right foot back.Begin to turn to left. 
22Left foot side.1/4 turn to left between 1-2 (body turns less). 
3&Close right foot to left foot.Body completes turn. 
43Left foot side & slightly forward.1/8 turn to left between 3-4. End facing line of dance. 
 
51Right foot forward in CBMP, outside partner. 
62Left foot forward. Brush right foot towards left foot. 
73Right foot side & slightly forward in in promenade position.Facing line of dance, body moving towards diagonal wall. 
 
81Left foot forward in promenade position and CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
9-102(&)Right foot side (toe pivot). Brush left foot to right foot.1/4 turn to left between 8-9. Release left hand from man's shoulder and pivot 1/2 to left on left foot, under raised LH-RH hold. Release LH-RH hold on 10. 
113Left foot side & slightly forward in shadow position (man on left).1/8 turn to right between 10-11 (body turns less). End pointing to diagonal wall. 
 
121Right foot forward in shadow position and CBMP.Step taken towards diagonal wall. Begin to turn to right. 
132Left foot side (toe pivot).1/4 turn to right between 12-13. 
143Right foot side & slightly forward in shadow position (man on right).1/2 turn to right between 13-14 (body turns less). End pointing towards diagonal center. 
 
151Left foot forward in shadow position and CBMP.Towards diagonal center. Begin to turn to left. 
162Right foot side.1/8 turn to left between 15-16. 
17&Close left foot to right foot.1/8 turn to left between 16-17. 
183Right foot side & slightly back in shadow position (man on left).1/8 turn to left between 17-18. End backing line of dance. 
 
191Left foot back in CBMP, outside in shadow position on right side. 
202Right foot back. Brush left foot towards right foot.Begin to turn to left. 
213Left foot side & slightly forward in shadow position (man on left).3/8 turn to left between 2-3 (body turns less). End pointing diagonal wall. 
 
221Right foot forward in CBMP.Body completes turn to face diagonal wall. 
232Left foot forward in CBMP. Point right foot side & slightly back.1/8 turn to left between 22-23. Step taken down line of dance. Pivot 3/8 to left on left foot to face diagonal center against line of dance. Sway to right. 
24-3No step.Sway to left and continue to turn upper body to left. End with right foot pointed back in CBMP. 
 
25-27(1,2,3)Optional: Hold position for one additional measure. 
 
281Right foot forward in CBMP, outside partner.Step taken towards diagonal center against line of dance. Turn body to right. 
292Left foot forward in CBMP. Brush right foot towards left foot.Begin to turn to left. Extend left arm upward to pass overhead. 
303Right foot back & slightly rightward.1/8 turn to left between 29-30. End backing line of dance. Lower right arm. 
 
311Left foot back & slightly leftward.Extend left arm upward to pass over man's head. 
322Cross right foot behind left foot.End in closed facing position, facing against line of dance. 
333Left foot forward, left side leading.Slight body turn to right. Lower left arm to normal position. 
 
341Right foot forward in CBMP, outside partner.Begin to turn to right. Allow man to take your right hand in his left. 
352Left foot side. Brush right foot to left foot.3/8 turn to right between 34-35. Return to closed hold with body contact and end in promenade position, facing diagonal wall. 
363Right foot side & slightly forward in promenade position. 
 
371Left foot forward & across in promenade position and CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
382Right foot side.1/4 turn to left between 37-38. 
393Close left foot to right foot.End in closed position, backing diagonal wall. 
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