This is an early Tango sequence dance from England, choreographed by H. A. Clifton in 1922.
The dance is composed of eight parts of 2 bars (4 slow counts) each, for a total of 16 bars (32 slow counts).
Part 1: Back the Follow two slow steps along LOD, then back the Lead two slow steps along LOD.
Part 2: Chassé (side-close-side, QQS) forward to the left, then chassé forward to the right.
Part 3: Two slow steps and a chassé to the center of the room, then turn in towards partner to face outside wall.
Part 4: Two slow steps and a chassé toward outside wall, turning to face LOD at the end.
Part 5: Promenade two slow steps, and then do a slow 360° pivot in two steps.
Part 6: Promenade two slow steps along LOD, point outside foot forward, and then step on it, turning in toward partner to face against LOD.
Part 7: Promenade two slow steps against LOD, point outside foot forward, and then step on it, turning in toward partner to face LOD.
Part 8: A full turn of slow turning two-step.
Repeat from the the beginning.
"Royal Empress Tango" by Harry Wood is the original song that accompanied the dance.
But you can also use any square (32 count) tango tune.
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For more dance descriptions, see our three books on dancing:
The Book of Mixers: 100 Easy-Teach Dances for Getting Acquainted (2022) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge,
Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge, and
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.
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