Balmoral Blues

by  Robert Stewart (1971)

Time 4/4. Tempo 31bpm. Commence in Double Hold, LH to RH, RH to LH.  Man facing DW, lady facing DC.  Lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.

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Timing

CHASSE - PROMENADE ZIG ZAG - FWD LOCK -
OUTWARD TURN TO FWD LOCK - REPEATED

1 LF to side along LOD Q
RF closes to LF Q
LF to side along LOD S
2 RF fwd and across in CBMP Q
LF to side along LOD turning slightly R Q
RF back and across in CBMP turning L Q
LF to side along LOD Q
3 RF fwd down LOD releasing hold of lady's RH Q
Cross LF behind RF Q
RF fwd down LOD releasing hold and making 1/2 turn L to face against LOD S
4 Extend LF against LOD taking lady's RH in man's LH Q
Cross RF behind LF Q
LF fwd DW against LOD swivelling 1/8 to L on LF Q
Close RF to LF ww adopting Double Hold and facing DW against LOD Q
Bars 1 to 4 are repeated against LOD
CHANGE OF PLACES (LADY'S ALLEMANDES)-
SWAYS TO L AND R - CHASSE TO SHADOW HOLD
9 LF fwd DW, man taking lady's RH in LH and turning L Q
RF to side and slightly back still turning (Lady RF fwd crossing in front of man turning R under man's raised LH) Q
LF back DW against LOD with RF extended S
10 RF fwd DC turning R Q
LF to side and slightly back still turning (Lady allemande in front of man) Q
RF back DC against LOD, LF extended S
11 LF to side along LOD with slight turn to R sway to L in Double Hold S
Replace weight to RF swaying to R S
12 LF to side along LOD Q
Close RF to LF com to turn L releasing hold with RH Q
LF fwd DW cont turning L Q
Close RF to LF taking Semi Shadow Hold (Side-by-side, man behind lady, LH to LH, man's R arm around lady's waist) both face DW preparing to step fwd on LF Q
DIAGONAL RUNS TO R AND L - WALK - CHECK - BACK LOCK
Man's and lady's steps the same bars 13 and 14
13 LF fwd DW Q
RF fwd DW Q
LF fwd swivelling 1/4 to L Q
RF closes to LF ww (brush step) Q
14 RF fwd DC Q
LF fwd DC Q
RF fwd swivelling 1/4 to R Q
LF closes to RF ww (brush step) Q
15 LF fwd DW releasing hold (Lady LF fwd DW turning L) Q
(Lady RF to side and slightly back still turning L) Q
RF fwd DW on R side of partner adopting Double Hold (Lady LF back DW) S
16 LF back DC against LOD (Lady RF fwd DC against LOD) Q
Cross RF in front of LF (Lady cross LF behind RF) Q
LF back DC against LOD (Lady RF fwd DC against LOD com to turn R) Q
RF closes to LF (Lady close LF to RF swivelling on RF to R to starting position) Q