Rumba Royale

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Time 4/4. 28bpm. Commence in Close Hold.  Man facing, lady backing LOD.
Man's and lady's steps described.

Note!  This dance pre-dates modern technique.

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FWD AND BACK BASICS - SIDE CLOSES

1 LF fwd down LOD (Lady RF back down LOD) S
RF to side to wall (Lady LF to side to wall) Q
Close LF to RF (Lady close RF to LF) Q
2 RF back against LOD (Lady LF fwd against LOD) S
LF to side towards centre (Lady RF to side towards centre) Q
Close RF to LF (Lady close LF to RF ww) Q
3 LF to side to centre (Lady LF to side to wall) S
Drag (close) RF to LF ww release hold (Lady close RF to LF ww) S
4 RF to side to wall small step (Lady RF to side to centre small step) S
  Close LF to RF ww (Lady close LF to RF ww) S
SOLO WALKS FWD AND BACK - WALKS IN PP AND CPP
Man moves down LOD, lady against LOD.  Pass R shoulder to R shoulder.
5 LF fwd down LOD (Lady RF fwd against LOD) Q
  RF fwd down LOD small step (Lady LF fwd against LOD small step) Q
  LF fwd down LOD small step (Lady RF fwd against LOD small step) Q
  Flick RF fwd down LOD (Lady flick LF fwd against LOD) Q
6 RF back against LOD (Lady LF back down LOD) Q
  LF back against LOD (Lady RF back down LOD) Q
  RF diag against LOD (Lady LF back with slight turn R) Q
  Flick LF to side to centre (Lady RF to side to centre) Q
Partners move square to centre, then to wall
7 LF fwd to centre in PP (Lady RF fwd to centre) Q
RF fwd to centre in PP (Lady LF fwd to centre) Q
LF fwd  turning to R, release hold with R hand (Lady RF fwd turning to L to face wall) Q
  Flick RF to wall (Lady flick LF to wall) Q
8 RF fwd to wall in CPP (Lady LF fwd to wall) Q
  LF fwd to wall in CPP (Lady RF fwd to wall) Q
  RF fwd turning to L to face down LOD (Lady LF fwd turning to R to face centre) Q
  Flick LF to centre (Lady flick RF to centre) Q
SIDE STEPS (LADY UNDERARM TURN) -
SIDE STEPS (LADY UNDERARM TURN)
9 LF to side to centre small step (Lady RF fwd turning to R) Q
  Move RF to LF turning lady to R under L arm, holding lady's RH (Lady LF to side face LOD) Q
  LF to side (Lady RF back to centre facing wall) S
10 RF to side to wall (Lady LF fwd turn to L) Q
  Close LF to RF turning lady to L under L arm (Lady RF to side to face DC) Q
  RF fwd small step (Lady LF to side small step) S
Natural Rotary Chasse turn in Normal Ballroom Hold
11 LF to side DW turning R (Lady RF fwd DW) Q
  Close RF to LF backing LOD (Lady close LF to RF) Q
  LF back down LOD turning to R (Lady RF fwd down LOD turning R) S
12 RF to side along LOD facing centre (Lady LF to side along LOD) Q
  Close LF to RF (Lady close RF to LF) Q
  RF fwd down LOD small step turning lady to PP (Lady LF back down LOD turning R  to face centre in PP) S
Repeat bars 7 to 10 as follows
13 LF fwd to centre in PP (Lady RF fwd to centre) Q
RF fwd to centre in PP (Lady LF fwd to centre) Q
LF fwd  turning to R, release hold with R hand (Lady RF fwd turning to L to face wall) Q
  Flick RF to wall (Lady flick LF to wall) Q
14 RF fwd to wall in CPP (Lady LF fwd to wall) Q
  LF fwd to wall in CPP (Lady RF fwd to wall) Q
  RF fwd turning to L to face down LOD (Lady LF fwd turning to R to face centre) Q
  Flick LF to centre (Lady flick RF to centre) Q
SIDE STEPS (LADY UNDERARM TURN) -
SIDE STEPS (LADY UNDERARM TURN)
15 LF to side to centre small step (Lady RF fwd turning to R) Q
  Move RF to LF turning lady to R under L arm, lady's RH (Lady LF to side face LOD) Q
  LF to side (Lady RF back to centre facing wall) S
16 RF to side to wall (Lady LF fwd turn to L) Q
  Close LF to RF turning lady to L under L arm (Lady RF to side to face DC) Q
  RF fwd small step (Lady LF to side small step) S