DANCING THE BLUES

 

A two-step written by Jerry and Charlie Tuffield, Denver,
Colorado.

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Music: "Birth of the Blues"

Record: LS X-204

Position: For introduction, begin in open pos, facing LOD, inside
hands joined. Wait two meas, then each rolls around in one meas,
man rolls L making one complete turn L, R. (woman rolls R) Walk
fwd in LOD, L, R, (woman walks R, L) ending in closed pos,
man's back to COH.

Measures
     1-2  STEP-CLOSE, STEP; STEP-CLOSE, STEP;
     Two turning two-steps turning once around to R, ending in
     open pos facing LOD.
     3-5  SIDE-CLOSE, SIDE (touch); CROSS OVER; STEP-
     CLOSE, STEP
     With man's R and woman's L hands joined, man does one
     two-step to side and touches R by L. Man then crosses over
     with « R-face turn in two steps, R, L. Woman turns « L-
     face turn under the joined hands, L, R, and ends facing
     partner. Man's back to wall. Man does one two-step to his
     R in LOD.
     6-8  SIDE-CLOSE, SIDE (touch); CROSS BACK; STEP-
     CLOSE, STEP
     Opening out to face RLOD, they repeat meas 3; then repeat
     meas 4; then facing partner, man does one two-step to his R
     in RLOD and ending in closed pos, man's back to COH.
     9-16 REPEAT MEAS 1-8, end in closed pos, man facing LOD.
          17-20     WALK, WALK; STEP-CLOSE, STEP; WALK, WALK;
          STEP-CLOSE, STEP
     Starting on man's L, walk fwd (woman bwd) two steps, L,
     R; then do one fwd two-step. Repeat again, beginning on
     man's R; and end facing partner, man's back to COH.
          21-22     ROLL AWAY; STEP-CLOSE, STEP (touch)
     Man rolls L (woman R) making one complete turn in two
     steps, L, R; facing partners join man's L and woman's R
     hands, do one complete two-step in LOD & touch R.
          23-24     ROLL BACK; STEP-CLOSE, STEP (touch)
     Man rolls R (woman L), making one complete turn in
     reverse direction, R, L, and end facing partner; do one two-
     step to side in RLOD and touch L by R.
          25-28     SIDE-BEHIND, SIDE-BEHIND; WALK, WALK; SIDE-
          BEHIND, SIDE-BEHIND; WALK, WALK
     In closed dance pos, man's back to COH, starting with
     man's L, step to side in LOD on L, behind on R, side on L,
     behind on R; opening to semi-closed pos walk two steps
     fwd, L, R. Repeat 25-26, ending in closed pos.
          29-32     TWO-STEP; TWO-STEP; TWIRL; TWIRL
     Two turning two-steps making one complete turn. Then as
     man takes four steps in LOD (L, R, L, R), the woman twirls
     under her own R and the man's L arm, doing two complete
     turns in the four steps.

Repeat two more times, ending with a bow.

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