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Vintage Choreography: 1914

(Of course, we had to include this one!)

[1914 Tango Position]

Music - Tango.
Waltz position, facing line of direction.
Gentleman starts with L. foot, lady with R.

Walk 4 steps forward, C. 1-2-3-4. Turn, facing opposite direction, swinging L. foot over across R., walk 4 steps, retracing first 4 steps. C. 1-2-3-4.

Gentleman points L. foot to side (Lady R.) C. 1-2, bring L. up to R., raising on toes, C. 3, down on heels, C. 4.

Make grapevine movement, 4 counts, commenting with L. C. 1-2-3-4.

Cross L. over R.,C.1, step R. to 2nd pos., C.2, step L. across R., C.3, point R. to 2nd and pivot half toward line of direction, C.4.

Cross R. over L., C.1, step to 2nd with L., C.2, step R. across L., C.3, point L. to 2nd pos., and pivot half, C.4.

Step to 2nd pos. with L., C.1, draw R. up to L., C.2, repeat. C.1-2.

Swirl. C.1-2-3-4.
Repeat from the beginning.

from "Dance Mad" by F. Leslie Clendenen, 1914, p. 27.

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