Rumba One

by  Peter Varley (date unknown)

Time 4/4.  31bpm. Commence in Normal Ballroom Hold.  LH to RH Hold.  Man facing, lady backing wall.  Man's steps only, described, lady dances normal counterpart.  Footwork Ball Flat throughout.

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FORWARD BASIC - ALEMANA - SHOULDER TO SHOULDER

1 LF fwd to wall leaving RF in place 1
Replace weight to RF 2
LF to side raising L arm and com to lead lady under arm 3 4
2 RF back leaving LF in place, releasing hold with RH (Lady LF fwd) 1
Replace weight to LF (Lady RF fwd) 2
RF to side turning 1/8 to R, adopting Ballroom Hold but slightly 'shoulder to shoulder' with lady (Lady LF to side and slightly back making 1 and 1/8 turn to R under raised arm) 3 4
3 LF fwd OP on her L side 1
Replace weight to RF, turning to L 2
LF to side to achieve slightly 'shoulder to shoulder' position on opposite side 3 4
4 RF fwd OP on her R side 1
Replace weight to LF, turning to R 2
RF to side 3 4
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER ENDING IN PP - FENCING LINE -
SPOT TURN - BACK WALKS
5 LF fwd OP on her L side 1
Replace weight to RF, turning to L 2
LF to side and slightly fwd in PP, leading lady to step to side and slightly fwd in PP on her RF 3 4
6 RF fwd in PP, lady's L arm, and man's R arm extended out and back on the step to give 'Fencing Line', joined  hands are extended fwd in PP 1
Replace weight to LF turning to R 2
RF to side, facing lady and wall, still holding lady's RH in LH 3 4
7 LF fwd turning strongly to R releasing hold with LH and leading lady to turn to her L 1
RF fwd still turning 2
LF fwd, completing solo turn to face partner and wall, taking lady's RH in RH 3 4
8 RF back, com to curve to back LOD, over the three steps 1
LF back 2
RF back, backing LOD 3 4
ROCK - FWD WALK TO SIDE CUCARACHAS
9 Replace weight fwd to LF 1
Replace weight back to RF 2
Replace weight fwd to LF 3 4
10 RF fwd, com to curve to face wall, again over three steps 1
LF fwd 2
RF fwd, facing wall 3 4
11 LF to side with part weight leaving RF in place 1
Replace full weight to RF 2
LF closes to RF 3 4
12 RF to side with part weight, leaving LF in place 1
Replace full weight to LF 2
RF closes to LF 3 4
SIDE STEP TO SHADOW WALKS AND SPOT TURN
13 LF to side 1
RF closes to LF 2
LF to side, turning to L, releasing hold with RH after leading lady to turn to R and step fwd in shadow PP (Lady extends L arm to side, man holds wrist with his LH, his RH being placed on lady's back just below R shoulder blade in Shadow Hold) 3 4
14 RF back (Lady LF) 1
LF fwd 2
RF fwd, facing LOD in Shadow Hold 3 4
15 LF fwd 1
RF fwd 2
LF fwd, turning to L, and leading lady to turn to her R, releasing hold 3 4
16 RF fwd, turning to L 1
LF fwd, still turning to L 2
RF fwd, turning to face partner and wall, taking Normal Hold 3 4