Ragtime Swing

by Jeff and Muriel Aldren (1969)

Time 4/4. Tempo 48bpm. Commence in Double Hold, LH to RH, RH to LH, man facing, lady backing wall.  Man's steps only described, lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.

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Timing

SIDE STEP TO AERIAL - CHASSE AND CHECKS

1 LF to side along LOD, slight turn to L S
  Swing RF fwd down LOD to Medium Aerial S
2 RF to side along LOD, slight turn to R S
  Swing LF fwd against LOD to Medium Aerial S
3 LF to side along LOD, facing wall and partner Q
  Close RF to LF Q
  LF to side along LOD, slightly flexing L knee, Check S
4 RF to side against LOD Q
  Close LF to RF Q
  RF to side against LOD, slightly flexing R knee, Check, turning to L, releasing hold with LH, adopting Open Extended Hold, end facing down LOD S
WALKS AND POINTS - SOLO OUTWARD REVERSE TURN
5 LF fwd down LOD S
  Point RF fwd down  LOD, slightly across in front of LF S
6 RF fwd down LOD S
  Point LF fwd down LOD, slightly across in front of RF, releasing hold S
7 LF fwd down LOD, turning outward to L (Lady turning to R) S
  RF to side along LOD, still turning to L S
8 Cont to turn to L on ball of RF, LF diagonally back down LOD S
  Close RF to LF in Open Extended Hold, taking lady's RH in LH, facing DW against LOD, man places RH on RH (Lady dances DC against LOD with arm to side) S
LOCK STEPS - REVERSE RONDE TURN - POINT
9 RF fwd against LOD, slight R shoulder lead Q
  Cross LF behind RF Q
  RF fwd against LOD, slight R shoulder lead S
10 LF fwd against LOD, slight R shoulder lead Q
  Cross RF behind LF Q
  LF fwd against LOD, turning to L with slight L shoulder lead S
11 Cont to turn to L on ball of LF S
  Ronde RF in an arc rightwards and fwd to end facing wall and partner, taking lady's LH in RH (Lady ronde LF in an arc leftwards) S
12 RF fwd down LOD, small step, in PP Double Hold S
  Point LF fwd down LOD, slightly in front of RF S
WALK - CHAIR - NATURAL CHASSE TURN
13 LF fwd down LOD, releasing lady's RH S
  RF fwd down LOD, Chair S
14 Replace weight back to LF against LOD, turning to R S
  RF to side against LOD, small step, facing wall and partner, taking Ballroom Hold S
15 LF to side towards DW down LOD, turning to R Q
  Close RF to LF, backing down LOD Q
  LF back down LOD, still turning to R S
16 RF to side along LOD, still turning to R Q
  Close LF to RF, still turning to R, facing down LOD Q
  RF fwd down LOD, turning to R on ball of RF, end facing wall and partner, taking Double Hold S