Aros, Rondes, and Shadow Check
SQQS: Starting the figure with: Lady rock back on S, QQ: LF to side cucaracha, S: feet together
QQS: RF back rock, S: RF fwd to Man's R side.
Man leads with a little lift (possibly some hand tension/squeeze), he will pick up Lady's L waist with his RH.
Man could accelerate to get Lady into Aros, &S, Lady steps on & fast , almost passing him and then slowly do Aros.
Lady gets weight onto RF, extend and lift R side while doing Arabesque with bent L knee. L leg is bent back, not fwd.
LF try kick higher to butt, otherwise it may look like lower L leg is just hanging.
Make sure L knee is not forward which will kick Man after turning, Upper L leg/thigh parallel next to R leg
Head shape to L. R leg is straight, lifted feeling. Get onto ball/toe of RF
S: Man leads Lady to turn under her R arm. Lady points L leg straight fwd
R heel starts on the floor, kissing, as Man turns Lady, Lady continues to look to L, turning only hip to R first, and R heel starts to lift. Do not turn upper body to shape to R at beginning. (Don't lean into Man to R early.)
Lady brings her L knee through and point.
Rotation is through the hip, swivel on RF.
Head change to shape to R last. Could articulate delayed head and flick out to R.
After turning to this position, Lady is in seated, bent R knee position.
S&: The first part S Lady finishing the twist and go into bent R knee, then Lady's LF fwd coming out on & count.
Q: RF to side, a little further reaching around Man, ending facing the Man (don't keep the promenade position)
Q: LF closes to RF
S: RF fwd back to Promenade position. BH
S: LF fwd, R leg ronde
Lady steps LF in compressed/bent L knee, shape to R, then rise while doing ronde with R leg (kicking football)
rise fully up when facing Man, R leg bicycle, bent R knee in front, go down to bend L knee
S: RF rock back (could be bigger step), bent R knee, and ronde L leg immediately
LF ends very crossed almost to the R side of RF, no weight, Lady's L hip is turned to L, very twisted. Finish in crossed position first before unwinding.
the feeling is Lady is hanging off the hand hook, there is pulling tension with Man in the hands, Lady's hips are back, but body is more fwd. then bring her RH over head to finish the feet untwist.
S: Lady untwist (or QQ)
S: after unwind from previous twist, weight is still on RF, then rise onto front LF on this count before swivel on LF to turn to R
QQ: Untwist to R on Q, Q: RF go diagonally to R in a circle around Man. Step, collect LF , pivot on RF before stepping LF on next step to ronde.
S: LF to side/back, press into bent L knee and propel into ronde with R leg,
Q: After R leg ronde, RF ending cross back of LF
Q: LF to side
S: RF fwd, to Man's L side, behind Man, in Turkish towel position.
Q&QS: syncopated R turn to side by side position, Lady in front.
Lady ending RF to side on S. At this time, body/head shape to L, R side stretched (before going to next step)
QQS: Lady LF cross in front, shape to R, R arm articulate to R side.
Lady rock LF fwd across/RF replace, LF to L side and change shape to look L, extend R rib cage.
QQS: Lady side rock RF replace/LF replace (keep looking to L) / RF back, change shape to look to R
QQS: Lady LF rock fwd/RF replace (keep looking to R)/ LF to side and slightly turning to L, but keep head to look R, shape even more/bow to wind up to L and prepare to turn R.
Q&QS or Q&Q&S: Lady syncopated R turn, depending if Man wants to end on his RF or LF. Lady may end to side or back.
To create sharp look for the ronde twist, e.g. L leg ronde
throw L leg around and back, pivot on RF, end with L toe touching floor in front for balance (before moving weight onto LF)