Hernando’s Hideaway Tango

Formation: Circle of Couples facing counterclockwise. Normally the lady is on the gent’s right side. Begin in semi-closed ballroom position. Opposite footwork throughout.
Music: “Hernando’s Hide-A-Way” on RMR – 303

Download RTF file: Hernando’s Hideaway Tango

Intro or
25-32   – – – -, – – Walk 2;
    1-8   – – Run 4; – – Side, Draw;
  9-16   – – Side, Draw; – – Back Away four;
17-24   – – – -; – – Forward to Left;
25-32   – – – -; – “Ole” then Walk two;

No-Mix Option:
17-24   – – – -; – – Forward to Partner;

    1-8   Moving forward and beginning with man’s left and lady’s right, dancers walk two steps, then run four steps turning to face and ending in Butterfly position (partners facing, hands up and touching palm-to-palm).
  9-16   Dancers step sideways towards line of dance (man left, lady right) then draw the other foot along the floor to end beside first and change weight. This is done twice using two beats per step.
17-24   Starting on the man’s left and the lady’s right, dancers back away from their partner in four slow steps. (Men back into the center.)
25-32   Dancers walk diagonally to their left to meet a new partner in four slow, dramatic steps (two beats per step). On beat eight shout “Ole!” and throw both hands into the air with abandon.

Source: Presented by Kit Galvin & Ron Counts at the 2006 BDPLS in Charlotte, North Carolina. Printed in CD Journal, October 2006
Usage: This simple mixer is similar to several others, but the tango music and “Ole!” add a special flair.

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