The Alpine Stroll

by Ian and Sue Webster (2006)

Time 4/4. Tempo 36bpm.   Commence both facing LOD in Shadow Hold, LH to LH, RH on lady's waist.  Man's steps described, lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated. On same foot bars 1 to 7.

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FWork

Timing

WALKS - LOCK STEP - BOX TURNING STEPS 4 TO 6

1 Both LF fwd, facing LOD H S
  RF fwd, facing LOD H S
2 Both turning slightly to R, LF fwd down LOD, facing DW H Q
  Cross RF behind LF, facing DW TH Q
  LF fwd down LOD, facing DW H S
3 Both turning slightly to L, RF fwd, facing LOD HT S
  LF to side to centre, facing LOD T Q
  Close RF to LF, backing against LOD TH Q
4 LF back against LOD, com to turn to R, releasing RH hold TH S
  RF to side, pointing DW against LOD, cont to turn to R, moving behind lady into L Side Shadow Hold, adopting RH to RH hold, holding LH s at shoulder height T Q
  Close LF to RF, facing DW against LOD TH Q
WALK AND CHECK - BACK, SIDE, CLOSE INTO RIGHT SIDE SHADOW POSITION - WALKS IN SHADOW HOLD - FWD AND BRUSH, BACK INTO OPEN PP (LADY FWD TWINKLE TO OPEN PP)
5 RF to side and slightly fwd, moving against LOD, facing DW against LOD H S
  LF fwd and across in CBMP, Check, facing DW against LOD, flexing L knee H S
6 RF back in CBMP, backing DC, com to turn to L TH S
  LF to side, pointing down LOD, cont to turn to L, moving behind lady TH Q
  Close RF to LF, facing LOD, in Shadow Hold TH Q
7 LF fwd down LOD H S
  RF fwd down LOD H S
8 LF fwd down LOD, turning slightly to R (Lady turning slightly to L) raising R arms and passing them over lady's head, L hands moving to meet RHs at above head height, face DW H Q
  Close RF to LF ww, Brush Step, still facing DW, releasing hold and adopting Double Hold (Lady close RF to LF with weight change, still facing DC) TH Q
  RF to side and slightly back, moving against LOD, end facing DW in PP Double Hold, hands at approximately shoulder height TH S
CHASSE IN PP DOUBLE HOLD - SWIVEL TO COUNTER PP DOUBLE HOLD - WALK IN CPP DBL HOLD - CHASSE IN CPP DBL HOLD - SWIVEL TO PP DBL HOLD - WALK TO PP DBL HOLD
9 LF to side in PP Double Hold, along LOD, pointing DW H Q
  Close RF to LF, slightly back in PP Double Hold, facing DW TH Q
  LF to side in PP Double Hold, along LOD, pointing DW H S
10 RF fwd and across in CBMP and PP Double Hold, along LOD, pointing DW, swivelling to R on RF, LF closing slightly back ww, end facing DW against LOD HTH S
  LF fwd and across in CBMP and Counter PP Double Hold, against LOD, pointing DW against LOD H S
11 RF to side in CPP Double Hold, against LOD, pointing DW against LOD H Q
  Close LF to RF, slightly back in CPP Double Hold, facing DW against LOD TH Q
  RF to side in CPP Double Hold, against LOD, pointing DW against LOD H S
12 LF fwd and across in CBMP and CPP Double Hold, against LOD, pointing DW against LOD, swivelling to L on LF, RF closing slightly back ww, end facing DW HTH S
  RF fwd and across in CBMP and PP Double Hold, down LOD H S
OUTWARD TURN - INWARD TURN - BREAKAWAY BOX
13 Releasing LH to RH hold, lowering joined hands to waist height, turning to L (Lady to R) LF fwd down LOD H S
  Cont to turn to L, RF to side along LOD, pointing DC (Lady DW) TH Q
  Close LF to RF, facing DC, bodies in 'V' shaped position, joined hands now raised to shoulder height TH Q
14 Turning to R (Lady to L) RF fwd down LOD H S
  Cont to turn to R, LF to side along LOD, pointing DW TH Q
  Cont to turn to R, close RF to LF, facing wall and partner, adopting Double Hold, palm to palm at shoulder height TH Q
15 Releasing hold, LF back to centre, moving away from partner (Lady RF back to wall) TH S
  RF to side, facing wall, moving against LOD TH Q
  Close LF to RF, facing wall and partner TH Q
16 RF fwd to wall, moving towards partner (Lady LF fwd to centre) H S
  LF fwd to wall, swivel 1/4 to L at end of step (Lady 1/4 to R) end facing LOD HTH Q
  Close RF to LF, facing LOD, adopting Shadow Hold (Lady close LF to RF ww) TH Q