Queen of Hearts Rumba

by   Audrey Bromage and Michelle Webster (1997)

Time 4/4.  28bpm.  Commence in Open Facing Position, Man's LH to lady's RH.  Man facing, lady backing wall.  Man's steps only described.  Lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.  Footwork, ball, flat, throughout.

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  Timing

1 TO 6 OPEN HIP TWIST,
ENDING IN OPEN FACING POSITION, FACING DOWN LOD -
BREAKAWAY INTO STOP AND GO MOVEMENT

1 LF fwd to wall (Lady RF back to wall) 1
  Replace weight back to RF, to centre (Lady replace weight to LF, to centre) 2
  Close LF to RF, slightly back, leading lady to step fwd towards partner, swivel to R at end of step (Lady RF fwd to centre, closing LF to RF ww, Brush Step, swivelling to R to face down LOD at end of step) 3 4
2 RF back to centre (Lady LF fwd, small step, down LOD, turning to L) 1
  Replace weight fwd to LF to wall, turning to L (Lady RF back and slightly to side, still turning to L) 2
  RF to side and slightly fwd, still turning to L to face down LOD, facing partner, at end of step, now in Open Facing Position (Lady LF back down LOD) 3 4
3 LF back against LOD (Lady RF back down LOD) 1
  Replace weight fwd to RF down LOD, raising L arm, leading lady to turn strongly to L to pass under raised arms (Lady replace weight fwd to LF against LOD, R arm raised, turning strongly to L, passing under raised arms) 2
  LF fwd down LOD, now in R side by side position, both facing down LOD (Lady RF to side and slightly back, now on man's R side, both facing down LOD) 3 4
4 RF fwd down LOD, small step, placing RH on lady's back to check her turn, lowering joined hands in front of body to approximately waist height (Lady LF back against LOD, extending L arm upwards) 1
  Replace weight back to LF against LOD, releasing RH hold, raising L arm, leading lady to turn strongly to R under raised arms (Lady replace weight fwd to RF down LOD, R arm raised, turning strongly to R under raised arms) 2
  RF back against LOD, facing down LOD, facing partner, in Open Facing Position at end of bar (Lady LF back down LOD, facing against LOD in Open Facing Position at end of bar) 3 4
BREAKAWAY TO CUDDLE HOLD - 3 FWD WALKS
5 LF back against LOD (Lady RF back down LOD) 1
  Replace weight fwd to RF down LOD, adopting Double Hold, raising L arm, leading lady to turn to L under raised arm (Lady replace weight fwd to LF against LOD, adopting Double Hold, R arm raised, turning to L under raised arm) 2
  LF fwd down LOD, now in Cuddle Hold, LH held at approximately shoulder height, R arm passing behind lady's back, holding her LH on R side of lady's waist (Lady RF to side and slightly back, now in Cuddle Hold, RH held at approximately shoulder height, L arm across in front of body at approximately waist height) 3 4
6 Circling to R, RF fwd to wall (Lady circling to R, LF back to centre) 1
  Still circling to R, LF fwd DC against LOD (Lady still circling to R, RF back DW down LOD) 2
  Still circling to R, RF fwd down LOD, still in Cuddle Hold, one complete circle to R on this bar (Lady still circling to R, LF back against LOD, still in Cuddle Hold, one complete circle on this bar) 3 4
7 LF fwd down LOD, releasing LH hold, leading lady to turn to R, rolling off the arm (Lady RF fwd down LOD, RH hold released, turning to R, rolling off the arm) 1
  RF fwd down LOD (Lady LF to side along LOD, turning strongly to R) 2
  LF fwd down LOD, now in R side by side position, both facing down LOD (Lady RF fwd down LOD, now on man's R side) 3 4
8 RF fwd down LOD, Check (Lady LF fwd down LOD, Check) 1
  Replace weight to LF, back against LOD, turning to R (Lady replace weight to RF, backing against LOD, turning to L) 2
  RF to side against LOD, facing wall and partner, releasing hold, taking lady's RH in man's LH (Lady LF to side against LOD, facing centre and partner) 3 4
CHECK ON LEFT FOOT (LADY'S UNDERARM TURN TO LEFT) -
UNDERTURNED AIDA - CHANGE OF PLACES -
CIRCLING WALKS IN SHADOW POSITION
9 Turning slightly to R, LF fwd DW against LOD, raising L arm, leading lady to turn to L under raised arms (Lady turning to L under man's raised L arm, RF fwd against LOD) 1
  Replace weight to RF backing DC down LOD (Lady turning strongly to L, replace weight to LF down LOD) 2
  Turning slightly to L, LF to side along LOD, facing wall and partner in Open Facing Position (Lady still turning to L, RF to side along LOD, facing centre and partner in Open Facing Position) 3 4
10 Curving slightly to R, RF back approximately DC down LOD (Lady curving slightly to L, LF back approximately DW down LOD) 1
  Still curving slightly to R, LF back approximately down LOD (Lady still curving slightly to L, RF back approximately down LOD) 2
  RF back down LOD, both now facing against LOD in L side by side position (Lady LF back down LOD, both now facing against LOD on man's R side) 3 4
11 LF to side to wall, leading lady to pass in front of man, releasing hold (Lady RF to side to centre, passing in front of man, hold released) 1
  Close RF to LF, lady now in front of man (Lady close LF to RF) 2
  LF to side and slightly fwd, both still facing against LOD, lady slightly in front of man, towards his R side, join LHs, place RH on lady's R shoulder blade in Shadow Hold (Lady RF to side and slightly back) 3 4
12 Circling to R, RF fwd DC against LOD (Lady circling to R, LF back DW down LOD) 1
  Still circling to R, LF fwd DC down LOD (Lady still circling to R, RF back DW against LOD) 2
  Still circling to R, RF fwd down LOD, both now facing down LOD, still in Shadow Hold (Lady still circling to R, LF back against LOD) 3 4
BACK, REPLACE, FWD IN SHADOW POSITION -
1 TO 3 ZIG ZAG TO AIDA POSITION - SIDE STEPS -
SPOT TURN (LADY LEFT FOOT BACK BASIC)
13 LF back against LOD (Lady RF back against LOD) 1
  Replace weight fwd to RF down LOD (Lady replace weight fwd to LF down LOD) 2
  LF fwd down LOD, still in Shadow Hold (Lady RF fwd down LOD) 3 4
14 RF fwd down LOD, turning to R, releasing hold (Lady LF fwd down LOD, turning to L, hold released) 1
  LF to side along LOD, still turning to R, taking lady's RH in man's LH (Lady RF to side along LOD, still turning to L) 2
  RF back down LOD, backing DW down LOD in back to back "V" shaped position (Lady LF back down LOD, backing DC down LOD in back to back "V" shaped position) 3 4
15 Turning to L, LF to side along LOD, facing wall and partner (Lady turning to R, RF to side along LOD, facing centre and partner) 1
  Close RF to LF (Lady close LF to RF) 2
  LF to side along LOD, releasing hold (Lady RF to side along LOD, hold released) 3 4
16 Turning to L, RF fwd down LOD (Lady LF back to wall) 1
  Turning strongly to L, LF fwd against LOD (Lady replace weight fwd to RF to centre) 2
  Still turning to L, RF to side against LOD, taking lady's RH in man's LH, facing wall and partner in commencing position (Lady LF to side against LOD, facing centre and partner) 3 4