The Harry Lime Foxtrot

{c. 1949}



Introduction

The Harry Lime Foxtrot is an easy Foxtrot sequence dance composed by Henry Clarke around 1949.



The Position

Closed position, Lead facing LOD.


The Dance

Part I - Point and Side Step (4 bars): Touch left to side (1), touch left closed (and), touch left to side (2), touch left closed (and), step side left (3), and touch right closed (4). Then repeat opposite (5-and-6-and, 7, 8).

Part II - Walk and Chassé (4 bars): Back the Follow two steps (1, 2), then back the Follow step, close, step (3-and-4). Then repeat on the other foot (5, 6, 7-and-8).

Part III - Side Steps (4 bars): Side (1), close (and), side (2), close (and), side (3), touch closed (4). Then repeat opposite (5-and-6-and, 7, 8).

Part IV - Walk and Twinkle (4 bars): Back the Follow two steps (1, 2), then step back, close, forward (3-and-4). Repeat with the other foot (5, 6, 7-and-8), closing first foot at the end (and).

Repeat from the beginning.


The Music

Foxtrot music, at 128 bpm.

The original tune is the "Harry Lime Theme" from the 1949 film, The Third Man.


Sources


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For more, see our two books on dancing:
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge,
and Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge.


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