CHIMES OF SPRING

 

A waltz by Sally and Gus Pipkin of Kansas City, Missouri.

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Music: "Chimes of Spring"

Record: LS 226-45

Position: Open, facing LOD.

Footwork: Opposite throughout, instructions for man, woman does
counterpart.

Introduction: 4 meas, wait 2 meas, bal away, bal together.

Measures
     1-4  WALTZ FWD; CHANGE SIDES; WALTZ BWD;
     MANEUVER
     In open pos, inside hands joined, one fwd waltz (L, R, L);
     change sides (R, L, R), crossing each other under man's R
     and woman's L hands to end facing RLOD with woman on
     man's R; one bwd waltz in LOD; man turns « R-face to
     face LOD in butterfly pos (R, L, R) while woman does one
     more bwd waltz.
     5-8  TWINKLE OUT; TWINKLE IN; TWINKLE OUT; OPEN
     OUT
     Traveling diagonally twd wall in LOD, step L across in
     front of R, step to side on R, close L to R (woman crosses
     behind); step R across in front of L, step to side on L, close
     R to L; repeat the twinkle out; repeat the twinkle in, and, as
     man twinkles in, woman makes a « R-face turn to end in
     open pos.
     9-12 REPEAT MEAS 1-4, but woman makes a « L-face turn to
     face partner in closed pos, man's back to LOD on the last
     meas.
          13-16     WALTZ; WALTZ; WALTZ; TWIRL TO OPEN POS
     Three R-face turning waltzes, making 1 « complete
     revolutions to end with man facing LOD; man does one
     fwd waltz, while woman twirls R-face under her R
     and man's L hands to finish in open pos.
          17-20     WALTZ FWD; MAN CROSSES; WHEEL, 2, 3; STEP,
          SWING,  
     Waltz fwd in open pos; man crosses to the outside (R, L, R)
     while woman makes a « L-face spot turn (L, R, L) both end
     facing RLOD; wheel to face LOD, man moving fwd; step
     fwd R, swing L,  .
          21-24     TURN AWAY; AND ON AROUND; WALTZ FWD
          (SEMI-CLOSED); STEP, TOUCH,  
     Release hand-holds and, progressing in LOD, roll away
     from partners in two solo waltz steps (one complete turn) to
     end in semi-closed pos facing LOD; step fwd R, touch L,
     hold, to end facing partner, man's back to COH.
          25-28     WALTZ FWD; MAN CROSSES; WHEEL, 2, 3; PIVOT,
          TOUCH,  
     Repeat meas 17-19; on the last meas pivot and touch to face
     partner, man's back to COH (man makes a 1/4 pivot R-
     face, woman L-face).
          29-32     DIP BACK,  ,  ; WALTZ; WALTZ; TWIRL
     Man dips back on L and hold two counts (woman fwd on
     R); two R-face turning waltzes, making 3/4 of a complete
     revolution to end with man facing LOD; man waltzes fwd
     in LOD while woman twirls R-face under his L and her R
     to end in open pos.

Routine is danced three times. End with a twirl and bow.

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