Tango Serida

by Rita Pover (1961)

Time 2/4. Tempo 32bpm.  Commence in Right Shadow Hold, lady to man's right, both facing LOD, LHs joined, RH on lady's R hip, lady holds dress in RH.  Man's and lady's steps described.

Bar

FWork

Timing

FWD AND BACKWARD WALKS - FWD CHASSE - BACKWARD CHASSE
Man and lady on same foot for bars 1 to 3.

1 LF fwd down LOD H S
  RF fwd down LOD, slight flex in R knee H S
2 LF back against LOD - S
  RF back against LOD, slight R shoulder lead - S
3 LF fwd down LOD, L shoulder lead H Q
  Close RF to LF - Q
  LF fwd down LOD, Check with slight flexing of the knee H S
4 RF diagonally back against LOD, release hold (Lady with body turn to R, RF to side against LOD, facing wall) - Q
  Close LF to RF, facing DW down LOD (Lady close LF to RF, facing DW against LOD) - Q
  RF to side against LOD, adopt Normal Tango Hold in PP (Lady RF fwd against LOD, turning strongly to R to face DC down LOD, close LF to RF, Q Q) - S
PROMENADE LINK - LUNGE -
BACKWARD CHASSE - SIDE CHASSE TO PP
5 LF to side along LOD in PP (Lady RF to side along LOD in PP, H) H S
  RF fwd down LOD, lady turns sharply to L (Lady LF fwd down LOD, turning to L to backing DW down LOD, H) H Q
  Tap LF almost to RF, partner square (Lady turning square to partner, tap RF almost to LF) - Q
6 LF fwd DW down LOD (Lady RF back DW down LOD) H S
  RF fwd, R shoulder leading, slight flexing of R knee, Lunge, headline towards partner's L shoulder (Lady LF back, L shoulder leading, headline to L, Lunge) H S
7 LF back DC against LOD (Lady RF fwd DW against LOD) - Q
  Close RF towards LF (Lady close LF to RF) - Q
  LF back, L shoulder leading (Lady RF fwd DC against LOD, H) - S
8 RF to side against LOD, slight turn to R (Lady with body turn to R, LF to side against LOD) - Q
  Close LF to RF, facing DW down LOD in PP (Lady close RF to LF, facing DC down LOD in PP) - Q
  RF to side against LOD, LF extended to side along LOD (Lady LF to side against LOD, RF extended to side) - S
PROMENADE WALKS - SOLO TELEMARK TURN -
PROMENADE LINK - CONTRA CHECK
9 LF to side along LOD in loose PP (Lady RF to side along LOD in loose PP, H) H S
  RF fwd down LOD, releasing hold, lower arms to sides (Lady LF fwd down LOD, release hold, lower arms to sides, H) H S
10 LF fwd down LOD, turning to L (Lady RF fwd down LOD, turning to R, H) H Q
  RF to side along LOD, facing DC against LOD (Lady LF to side along LOD, facing DW against LOD) - Q
  Cont turning to L on ball of RF to face wall, LF to side along LOD (Lady cont turning to R on ball of LF to facing centre, RF to side along LOD) - Q
  Close RF to LF, facing DW down LOD, taking Normal Tango Hold in PP (Lady close LF to RF, facing DC down LOD, taking Normal Tango Hold in PP) - Q
11 LF to side along LOD in PP (Lady RF to side along LOD in PP, H) H S
  RF fwd down LOD, lady turns sharply to L (Lady LF fwd down LOD, turning to L to backing DW down LOD, H) H Q
  Tap LF almost to RF, partner square (Lady turning square to partner, tap RF almost to LF) - Q
12 LF fwd DW down LOD, Contra Check (Lady RF back DW down LOD, headline to L, Contra Check) H S
  RF back DC against LOD (Lady LF fwd DC against LOD, H) - S
BACKWARD AND FWD CHASSES -
HESITATION - DOUBLE SIDE CLOSE
7 LF back DC against LOD (Lady RF fwd DW against LOD) - Q
  Close RF towards LF (Lady close LF to RF) - Q
  LF back, L shoulder leading (Lady RF fwd DC against LOD, H) - S
14 RF fwd DW down LOD, small step, slowly turning lady to reach PP at end of bar (Lady LF back DW down LOD) H Q
  Close LF to RF (Lady close RF to LF, facing DC down LOD) - Q
  RF fwd, small step (Lady LF back, facing down LOD) H Q
  Close LF to RF (Lady brush RF to LF ww, facing DW down LOD, releasing RH) - Q
15 Hesitate with feet in place, weight on LF, LH on L hip, release hold, lady dances solo turn to R (Lady RF fwd DW down LOD, release hold, turning strongly to R, facing against LOD, H) - Q
  Hold position (Lady LF to side towards wall) - Q
  RF fwd towards DW down LOD, lady's LH in RH in PP, headlines to R (Lady cont turning to R on ball of LF to facing LOD, RF sideways towards DW down LOD, Lunge Line, R arm extended to R, hand lowered, headline to R, LH in man's RH) H S
16 Replace weight to LF towards centre (Lady LF to side towards centre) - Q
  Close RF to LF, transferring lady's LH to LH (Lady close RF to LF, LH in man's LH) - Q
  LF to side, small step (Lady LF to side, L hip in front of man's R hip) - Q
  Close RF to LF, RH on lady's R hip in commencing position (Lady close RF to LF in commencing position) - Q