Midnight Waltz

Description: 48 count 4-wall waltz line or partner dance   
Level: Intermediate
Choreographer: Jo Thompson (Nashville, TN), 1992  (615) 646-5202
Music: "Old Friend" or "Rock & Roll Waltz" by SCOOTER LEE

SPIRALS (TWINKLES) L & R WITH 1/2 TURN R
1-2 Step L forward and across in front of R (1), Step R to R side, turning slightly to L (2).
3 Step L to L side with body facing slightly L.
4-5 Step R forward and across in front of L (4), Step L beside R starting R 1/2 turn (5).
6 Step R to R side completing R 1/2 turn.
(You are now facing opposite wall of original.)
Partner note: The above 6 counts start in R Side by Side position with follower (lady) on leader‚s(man‚s) R side with R hands joined above follower‚s R shoulder, L hands joined in front of leader‚s chest. After the R 1/2 turn follower will be on leaders L side in L Side by Side.
1-6 Repeat above 6 counts to end facing original wall.
Partner note: Stay in L Side by Side until the R 1/2 turn at which time R hands are released, L hands go over follower‚s head and end behind leader‚s back in hammerlock. When turn is completed rejoin R hands in front of follower‚s waist with follower slightly behind leader‚s R shoulder for comfort.

CROSS LUNGES AND L VINE
1 Step L across in front of R bending knees.
2-3 Replace weight back to R foot straightening legs (2), Step L to L side (3).
4-6 Reverse above 3 counts starting with R foot.
1-3 Repeat above 3 counts starting with L foot.
4-6 Step R across in front of L (4), Step L to L side (5), Step R crossed behind L (6).

SWAYS L & R
1-3 Large step L to L side (1), Slowly slide R foot to meet L (2-3).
4-6 Large step R to R side (4), Slowly slide L to meet R (5-6).

STEP SWING, L 1/2 TURN, STEP SWING, L 1/2 TURN
1-2 Step L forward (1), Swing R leg forward in a low kick with straight leg and pointed toe (2). OPTION: The leg swing can be done as a low develope‚ by bringing knee forward first and then extending the foot forward.
3 Start lowering R leg.
4-5 Step R back starting L 1/2 turn (4), Step L next to R completing L 1/2 turn (5).
6 Small step R forward facing wall opposite of original.
Partner note: During L 1/2 turn release R hands, L hands go over follower‚s head and to L shoulder. After turn is completed rejoin R hands in front of leader‚s chest (L Side by Side).
1-6 Repeat above 6 counts to end facing original wall.
Partner note: This L 1/2 turn will return partners to the original R Side by Side position.

WALTZ BALANCE FORWARD AND BACK WITH L 1/4 TURN
1 Step L forward to L front diagonal turning L to face 1/4 L from original wall. Partner note: On count 1 above, leader will take slightly smaller step to allow follower to move up maintaining R Side by Side position.
2-3 Step R beside L (2), Step L beside R (3).
4 Step R back.
5-6 Step L beside R (5), Step R beside L (6).

START OVER FROM BEGINNING OF DANCE.


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