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Tango Variation #4 (6:35)
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Tango Combination (4:35)
All 5 Tango variations shown together.

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STYLE:
American Style Tango

LEVEL:
Intermediate to Advanced

DESCRIPTION:
Two Walks, Open Reverse Turn, Cross-Body Lead to Lady's Fans, Slingshot Swivel to Lady's Underarm Turn to Shadow Position (RH-RH), Shadow Walks with (optional) Points/Developes, Roll In to Closed Position, Open Reverse Turn with Closed Finish.

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, facing diagonal center.
 
1SlowLeft foot forward in CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
2SlowRight foot forward, right side leading.1/4 turn to left over 1-2. End facing diagonal center. 
 
3QuickLeft foot forward in CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
4QuickRight foot side & slightly back.3/8 turn between 3-4. 
5SlowLeft foot back in CBMP (partner outside).End backing line of dance. 
 
6QuickRight foot back in CBMP.Begin to turn to left. Extend arms slightly, releasing lady from body contact. 
7QuickLeft foot side in promenade position.3/8 turn to left between 7-8 (body turns less). Step taken down line of dance, pointing diagonal wall. 
8SlowNo step. Right foot remains pointing side & slightly back.Continue turning body to left, leading lady to step forward towards your left side. End in a loose closed facing position, facing diagonal wall. 
 
9SlowNo step.Turn body to right, leading lady to step forward towards your right side. End in cross-body position, pointing to diagonal wall (body facing wall). 
10andClose right foot to left foot.Turn body to left, leading lady to step forward towards your left side. End in cross-body position, facing diagonal wall. 
11SlowPoint left foot forward.Lower left hand to waist level. 
 
12QuickLeft foot back in CBMP (partner outside).Begin to turn to right. 
13QuickClose right foot to left foot.1/8 turn to right between 12-13. 
14SlowPoint left foot to side.1/8 turn to right. Release right hand from lady's back. With tone in left arm, extend arm away from and slightly across body, leading lady to step back away from you. Then turn left hand over, leading lady to turn to her left to end facing away from you. 
 
15QuickTransfer weight sideways to left foot.1/8 turn to left to end facing wall. Transfer lady's right hand into your right hand. 
16QuickClose right foot to left foot.Raise right hand and begin to leady lady to turn to her right. 
17QuickLeft foot side.Circle right hand clockwise over lady's head, leading her to turn to her right under raised RH-RH hold. 
18QuickClose right foot to left foot.Lower right hand to waist level. End in shadow position, lady on right, with RH-RH hold. 
 
19SlowLeft foot diagonally forward, left side leading in shadow position (lady on right). [optional:] Point right foot forward & across in CBMP.1/8 turn to left between 18-19. Step taken along line of dance, facing diagonal wall. 
20SlowRight foot forward & across in shadow position and CBMP. [optional:] Point left foot to side.Step taken along line of dance, facing diagonal wall. 
 
21QuickLeft foot side.Retract right hand towards body and begin to lead lady to turn to her left. 
22QuickClose right foot to left foot.1/8 turn to left over 21-22. Circle right hand clockwise around lady's body at waist level, continuing to lead her to turn to her left. 
23SlowNo step.At completion of lady's turn, release RH-RH hold and place right hand on her back. Resume normal closed position and end facing line of dance. 
 
24QuickLeft foot forward in CBMP.Toward diagonal center. 1/8 turn to left between 23-24. 
25QuickRight foot side & slightly back.3/8 turn to left between 24-25. End backing line of dance. 
26SlowLeft foot back in CBMP (partner outside). 
 
27QuickRight foot back in CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
28QuickLeft foot side.1/4 turn to left between 27-28. End facing wall. 
29SlowClose right foot to left foot. 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, backing diagonal center.
 
1SlowRight foot back in CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
2SlowLeft foot back, left side leading.1/4 turn to left over 1-2. End backing diagonal center. 
 
3QuickRight foot back in CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
4QuickLeft foot side & slightly forward.3/8 turn between 3-4. 
5SlowRight foot forward in CBMP, outside partner.End facing line of dance. 
 
6QuickLeft foot forward in CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
7QuickRight foot forward in promenade position, right side leading. 
8SlowLeft foot forward in cross-body position and CBMP, towards man's left side. Then pivot on left foot and point right foot side & slightly back.3/8 turn to left. End in a loose closed facing position, facing man, diagonal center against line of dance. 
 
9SlowRight foot forward & across in CBMP, towards man's right side. Then pivot on right foot and close left foot to right foot, slightly back, without weight.3/8 turn to right. End in cross-body position, facing line of dance. 
10andLeft foot forward in cross-body position and CBMP, towards man's left side.Begin to turn to left. 
11SlowClose right foot to left foot, slightly back, without weight.3/8 turn to left. End in a loose closed position, facing man, diagonal center against line of dance. 
 
12QuickRight foot forward in CBMP, outside partner.Begin to turn to right. 
13QuickLeft foot side.1/4 turn to right between 12-13. 
14SlowRight foot back & across in CBMP, away from partner. Then pivot on right foot and close left foot to right foot without weight.Release left hand from man's shoulder. Turn 3/8 to left to end facing away from man, against line of dance. 
 
15QuickLeft foot back in CBMP (pivot).1/2 turn to right. 
16QuickRight foot forward in CBMP.Down line of dance. Continue turning to right. 
17QuickLeft foot side & slightly back (pivot).3/8 turn to right under raised RH-RH hold between 16-17. 
18QuickRight foot forward in CBMP.1/2 turn to right between 17-18. Step taken towards diagonal center. End in shadow position on man's right side, with RH-RH hold. 
 
19SlowLeft foot diagonally forward, left side leading in shadow position on man's right side. [optional:] Point right foot forward & across in CBMP, or flick leg forward off floor in a quick "envelope" action.1/4 turn to left between 18-19 to face diagonal wall. Step taken along line of dance. 
20SlowRight foot forward & across in shadow position and CBMP. [optional:] Point left foot side & slightly forward, or flick leg forward off floor in a quick "envelope" action.Step taken along line of dance, facing diagonal wall. 
 
21QuickLeft foot forward in CBMP.1/8 turn to left between 20-21. 
22QuickRight foot back in CBMP (pivot).1/2 turn to left between 21-22. Allow right arm to wrap around behind your back at waist level. 
23SlowLeft foot forward in CBMP (pivot). Then pivot on left foot and close right foot to left foot, slightly back, without weight.5/8 turn to left between 22-23. Step taken towards diagonal center, in front of man. Then turn 3/8 to left on left foot to end in closed position. Place left hand on man's shoulder. End backing line of dance. 
 
24QuickRight foot back in CBMP.Toward diagonal center. 1/8 turn to left between 23-24. 
25QuickLeft foot side & slightly forward.3/8 turn to left between 24-25. End facing line of dance. 
26SlowRight foot forward in CBMP, outside partner. 
 
27QuickLeft foot forward in CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
28QuickRight foot side.1/4 turn to left between 27-28. End backing wall. 
29SlowClose left foot to right foot. 
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