LITTLE COQUETTE

 

A two-step written by Muriel Curd Smith of Wichita, Kansas.

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Music: "Coquette"

Record: LS 231-45

Position: Open, facing LOD.

Footwork: Opposite throughout, instructions for man.

Introduction: Wait two meas, bal fwd, bal back, bal away, bal
together.

Measures
     1-4  TWO-STEP, TWO-STEP; GRAPEVINE TO L; TWO-
     STEP, TWO-STEP; GRAPEVINE L
     In open pos, inside hands joined, starting man's L, 2 two-
     steps fwd in LOD; partners facing, butterfly pos, man's
     back to COH, grapevine to man's L   side, behind, side,
     step on man's R; 2 two-steps fwd in open pos; grapevine in
     butterfly   side, behind, side, touch man's R.
     5-8  Repeat meas 1-4 in RLOD, starting on man's R, ending in
     butterfly pos, man's back to COH.
     9-12 TWO-STEP, TWO-STEP; HALF AROUND, 2, 3, 4;
     TWO-STEP, TWO-STEP; HALF AROUND, 2, 3, 4
     In butterfly pos, man's back to COH, 2 two-steps in place,
     first to man's L (L, R, L), then to man's R (R, L, R); in
     banjo pos (R hips together), do a half CW turn in 4 walking
     steps (man's back is now to the wall); two-step to man's L,
     two-step to man's R; 4 walking steps in banjo (half CW
     turn), ending with man's back to COH.
          13-16     TWO-STEP, TWO-STEP; BACK AWAY, 2, 3, 4; TWO-
          STEP, TWO-STEP; COME TOGETHER, 2, 3, 4
     Still in butterfly pos, 2 two-steps in place, first to man's L,
     then to his R; releasing handholds, partners back away from
     each other in 4 walking steps; repeat the 2 two-steps in
     place, solo; partners come together again in 4 walking
     steps, to end in open pos, facing LOD.
          17-18     STEP, BEHIND, STEP, STEP-THROUGH; BEHIND,
          STEP, STEP, TOUCH
     (A twisting grapevine) in open pos, near hands joined, step
     fwd in LOD on man's L, step R behind L, pivoting twd
     partner, step in LOD on L, step through (beyond L) on R
     (pivoting back-to-back, near hands still joined); step L
     behind R, step in LOD on R, pivoting to face partner, step
     to L on L, touch R slightly behind L.
          19-20     TWO-STEP, TWO-STEP; BUZZ TURN, 2, 3, 4
     Partners facing in butterfly pos, man's back to COH, do 2
     two-steps in place, first to man's R (R, L, R), then to his L;
     do one complete solo turn with a buzz step (step-push, step-
     push, step-push, step-touch) man turning RF, woman LF, to
     end in open pos, near hands joined (man steps on his R and
     pivots on it, pushing with his L   woman steps on L, pushes
     with R).
          21-24     Repeat meas 17-20.
          25-28     TWO-STEP OUT, TWO-STEP IN; STEP, BRUSH,
          BRUSH, BRUSH; TWO-STEP IN; TWO-STEP OUT;
          STEP, BRUSH, BRUSH, BRUSH
     In open pos, partners two-step diag away from each other,
     and then twd each other, starting man's L; step fwd on
     man's L, brush R fwd, brush R across L, brush R fwd;
     starting man's R (woman's L) partners two-step diag twd
     and away from each other; step fwd on man's R, brush L
     fwd, brush L across R, brush L fwd.
          29-32     TWO-STEP, TWO-STEP; WALK, 2, 3, 4; TWO-STEP,
          TWO-STEP; TWO-STEP, TWO-STEP
     In open pos, 2 two-steps in LOD, starting man's L; 4
     walking steps in LOD (L, R, L, R); maneuvering into
     closed pos and starting man's L do 4 RF turning two-steps
     to end in open pos, facing LOD.

Ending: Routine is dances 3 times. On the third time through, do
only two turning two-steps at the end, then twirl the lady and bow.

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