IDA

 

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A syncopated two-step written by Dena M. Fresh.

Music: "Ida"

Record: LS 246-45

Position: Facing, both hands joined, man's back to COH.

Footwork: Opposite. Instructions for men; woman does
counterpart.

Introduction: There are five meas of introduction (4/4 time). Wait
three meas, in open position; on meas 4-5, bal away,  , touch,  ;
bal to face,  , touch,  .

Measures
     1-2  SIDE, CLOSE, SIDE, TOUCH; SIDE, CLOSE, CROSS,   
     Step to side in LOD on L (woman's R), close R to L, step L
     to side again, touch R beside L; step to side in RLOD on R,
     close L to R, cross R over L, and hold.
     3-4  TURN AWAY, 2, 3, BRUSH; ON AROUND, 2, 3,
     BRUSH
     release hands and turn solo away from partner (man to L,
     woman to R) L, R, L, brush R; complete the turn R, L, R,
     brush L, to face partner and rejoin both hands.
     5-8  SIDE, CLOSE, SIDE, TOUCH; SIDE, CLOSE, CROSS,  ;
     TURN AWAY, 2, 3, BRUSH; ON AROUND, 2, 3,
     BRUSH
     Repeat meas 1-4, ending in closed pos, man's back to
     COH.
     9-10 TWO,  , STEP,  ; TWO,  , STEP,   
     In closed pos, do two slow R-face turning two-steps, once
     around. Release man's L and woman's R hands, leave
     man's R arm around woman's waist, woman's L arm on
     man's shoulder. Face LOD.
     11-12 STEP, CLOSE, STEP, BRUSH; STEP, CLOSE, STEP, BRUSH
     Step fwd L, close R to L, step fwd L, brush R fwd (woman
     opp); repeat, starting on R.
     13-16 TWO-STEP; TWO-STEP; STEP, CLOSE, STEP, BRUSH;STEP, CLOSE, 
           STEP, BRUSH
     Repeat meas 9-12.
     17-18 HEEL, STEP, TOE, TOUCH; HEEL,STEP,POINT,POINT
     Touch L heel (toe up) in front (woman touch R heel),
     leaning back, step on L beside R, touch R toe in back,
     leaning well fwd, touch R toe beside L; touch R heel in
     front and lean back, step on R, point L diagonally fwd,
     point L fwd.
     19-20 STEP, CLOSE, STEP, BRUSH; STEP, CLOSE, STEP,BRUSH
     Repeat meas 11-12.
     21-24 HEEL, STEP, TOE, TOUCH; HEEL, STEP, POINT,POINT; 
          STEP, CLOSE, STEP, BRUSH; STEP, CLOSE,STEP, BRUSH
     Repeat meas 17-20.
     25-28 SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE, BRUSH; SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE,BRUSH (PIVOT); 
          SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE, BRUSH; SIDE, BEHIND, SIDE, BRUSH
     Release hands and vine twd COH (woman twd wall)
     starting to L on man's L, step behind L on R, step to side on
     L, brush R; repeat in opp direction, starting man's R and
     moving twd partner, pivoting to face on the "brush;" in
     butterfuly pos, vine twd LOD, step to side on L, step R
     behind L, step to side on L, brush R; repeat, starting man's
     R and moving RLOD.
     29-32 TWO-STEP; TWO-STEP; TWIRL, , 2, ; 3, , 4,   
     In closed position do 2 R-face turning two-steps, making
     one complete revolution; as man takes four slow steps (L,
     , R,  , L, , R, ) in LOD, woman twirls under her own R
     and man's L arm. Maneuver into starting pos and repeat
     dance. End with a bow.

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