Spanish Gypsy Dance
TYPE: 4 Wall Line DanceRATING: Intermediate
COUNT:208STEPS:208
CHOREOGRAPHED BY: Max Perry  
MUSIC:

"Spanish Gypsy Dance" by Klaus Hallen (CD: Musicals For Dancing)
       Any version of Spanish Gypsy Dance or Espana Cani will also work

VIDEO:http://www.country-time.com/archives/videos/s/avi/spanish_gypsy_dance_(mp)dmoHI.avi
STEP DESCRIPTION:
SIDE, TOGETHER, SIDE, TOUCH 1/4 TURN, SIDE, TOGETHER, SIDE, TOUCH
1,2	Step LEFT to left side; Step RIGHT next to Left
3,4	Step LEFT to left side; Touch RIGHT next to Left turning 1/4 left on ball of Left
5,6	Step RIGHT to right side; Step LEFT next to Right
7,8	Step RIGHT to right side; Touch LEFT next to Right
SIDE, CROSS, SIDE, BEHIND, SLOW UNWIND ("Promenade to Cape Twist")
1,2	Step LEFT to left side (toe turned out); Step RIGHT forward and across Left
3,4	Step LEFT to left side (squaring off to wall); Cross step RIGHT behind Left
5-8	Unwind 1/2 right for 4 counts (extend Right arm forward as if gesturing for the bull to pass on your right side, as if holding a cape)
1-16	Repeat first 2 sections above 
WALK BACK, BACK, BACK, FLICK, STEP, STEP 1/2 TURN, BACK, BACK ("Flick to Cape Pass")
1,2,3	Walk back RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT (small steps)
4	Step LEFT next to Right and at the same time brush RIGHT back and off floor at a 45 angle
5,6	Step RIGHT forward; Step LEFT forward and turn 1/2 left
7,8	Step RIGHT back; Step LEFT back
1-8	Repeat above counts 1-8
MONTEREY 1/2 TURN
1,2	Touch RIGHT toe to right side; Step RIGHT next to Left turning 1/2 right
3,4	Touch LEFT toe to left side; Step LEFT next to Right
BACK, SIDE ROCK, RECOVER, BACK, SIDE, TOGETHER, 1/8 TURN LEFT, STEP ("Back Cape")
1,2,3	Step RIGHT back; Rock LEFT to left side; Step RIGHT in place
4,5,6	Step LEFT diagonally back behind Right; Rock RIGHT to right side; Step LEFT in place
7,8	Step RIGHT behind Left turning 1/8 left; Step LEFT forward
POINT CROSS, POINT, CROSS, POINT, CROSS, POINT, STEP, 3/8 PIVOT TURN, TOGETHER
1,2	Touch RIGHT to right side; Cross step RIGHT over Left
3,4	Touch LEFT to left side; Cross step LEFT over Right
5,6	Touch RIGHT to right side; Cross step RIGHT over Left
7,8	Touch LEFT to left side; Step LEFT forward
9,10	Step RIGHT forward turning 3/8 left; Step LEFT in place
WALK, WALK, WALK, STOMP, BACK, BACK, BACK, STOMP ("Forward Marcha, Back Marcha")
1,2,3	Step forward RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
4	Stomp LEFT next to Right
5,6,7	Step backward RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
8	Stomp LEFT next to Right

SIDE, STOMP, SIDE, STOMP, SIDE, STOMP ("Left Marcha, Right Marcha")
1,2	Step RIGHT side right; Stomp LEFT next to Right
3,4	Step RIGHT side right; Stomp LEFT next to Right
5,6	Step LEFT to left side; Stomp RIGHT next to Left (weight to Right)
STEP, LOCK, 1/4 TURN SIDE, TOUCH, SIDE, BEHIND 1/2 TURN, SIDE, TOUCH ("Varsouvianna")
1,2	Step LEFT forward; Cross RIGHT up to and behind Left
3,4	Turn 1/4 right and step LEFT to left side; Touch RIGHT behind Left
5,6	Step RIGHT side right; Cross LEFT behind Right turning 1/2 left
7,8	Step RIGHT to right side; Touch LEFT behind Right
STEP, LOCK, 1/4 TURN SIDE, TOUCH, SIDE, BEHIND 1/2 TURN, SIDE, TOUCH ("Varsouvianna")
1,2	Step LEFT forward; Cross RIGHT up to and behind Left
3,4	Turn 1/4 right and step LEFT to left side; Touch RIGHT behind Left
5,6	Step RIGHT side right; Cross LEFT behind Right turning 1/2 left
7,8	Step RIGHT side right; Touch LEFT behind Right
On the 4th count of each section above (the touch) raise same arm as foot, arm curved over head, with palm facing downward (Modified
5th port a bra position)
SIDE, TOGETHER, SIDE, TOUCH, SIDE, TOGETHER, SIDE, TOUCH ("Left Marcha, Right Marcha")
1,2	Step LEFT side left; Step RIGHT next to Left
3,4	Step LEFT side left; Touch RIGHT next to Left
5,6	Step RIGHT side right; Step LEFT next to Right
7,8	Step RIGHT side right; Touch LEFT next to Right
STEP, 1/2 PIVOT TURN, TOGETHER, 1/2 PIVOT TURN, TOGETHER, STEP
1	Step LEFT forward
2,3	Step RIGHT forward turning 1/2 left; Step LEFT in place
4,5	Step RIGHT forward turning 1/2 left; Step LEFT in place
6	Step RIGHT forward
ROCK, 1/2 TURN, STEP 1/2 TURN, BACK, BACK, BACK, TOUCH, HOLD
1	Step LEFT forward as in a forward rock step
2,3	Turn 1/2 left (weight to Right); Step LEFT forward turning 1/2 left
4,5,6	Step RIGHT back; Step LEFT back; Step RIGHT back
7,8	Touch LEFT in place (raise Right arm into Spanish pose, See Varrouvianna); Hold count 8
STEP, BRUSH, STEP, BRUSH, STEP, BRUSH, STEP, BRUSH ("THE ARRANDA")
1,2	Step LEFT forward; Brush RIGHT forward up off floor and bend knee with lower leg angled left
3,4	Step RIGHT forward; Brush LEFT forward up off the floor and bend knee with lower leg angled right
5,6	Step LEFT forward; Brush RIGHT forward up off floor and bend knee with lower leg angled left
7,8	Step RIGHT forward; Brush LEFT forward up off the floor and bend knee with lower leg angled right
STEP, BRUSH, STEP, BRUSH, STEP, BRUSH, STEP, BRUSH ("THE ARRANDA")
1,2	Step LEFT forward; Brush RIGHT forward up off floor and bend knee with lower leg angled left
3,4	Step RIGHT forward; Brush LEFT forward up off the floor and bend knee with lower leg angled right
5,6	Step LEFT forward; Brush RIGHT forward up off floor and bend knee with lower leg angled left
7,8	Step RIGHT forward; Brush LEFT forward up off the floor and bend knee with lower leg angled right
BACK, BACK, BACK, FLICK, WALK, WALK, 1/2 TURN BACK, BACK ("Flick to Cape Pass")
Small steps
1,2,3,4	Step RIGHT back; Step LEFT back; Step RIGHT back; Step LEFT together and flick Right diagonally back
5,6,7,8	Step RIGHT forward; Step LEFT forward; Turn 1/2 left and step RIGHT back; Step LEFT back (12:00)

BACK, BACK, BACK, FLICK, WALK, WALK, 1/2 TURN BACK, BACK ("Flick to Cape Pass")
Small steps
1,2,3,4	Step RIGHT back; Step LEFT back; Step RIGHT back; Step LEFT together and flick Right diagonally back
5,6,7,8	Step RIGHT forward; Step LEFT forward; Turn 1/2 left and step RIGHT back; Step LEFT next to Right (6:00)

SIDE, TOGETHER, SIDE, 1/4 TURN TOUCH, SIDE, TOGETHER, SIDE, TOUCH ("Turning Marchas")
1,2,3,4	Step LEFT to side; Step RIGHT together; Step LEFT to side; Turn 1/4 left and touch RIGHT together (3:00)
5,6,7,8	Step RIGHT to side; Step LEFT together; Step RIGHT to side; Touch LEFT together

WALK, WALK, SIDE, BEHIND, SLOW UNWIND ("Promenade to Cape Twist")
Promenade position left (PPL)
1,2,3,4      Step LEFT forward (in PPL); Step RIGHT forward (in PPL); Turn slightly right (exit PPL) and step LEFT to side (3:00); Cross
                RIGHT behind

5-6-7-8      Unwind 1/2 right for 4 counts (weight to Right) (9:00)
Extend right arm forward as if gesturing for the bull to pass you on your right side (as if holding a cape)
 

1-16          Repeat exactly the 2 sections above, except end with weight to left (12:00)

_____ENDING - FORWARD WALKS TO POSE
1,2,3,4	Walk forward LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT
5	Touch LEFT forward with toe, knee pulled up slightly to create a Spanish line and at the same time, raise RIGHT arm in pose 
	(see Varsouvianna) Some versions of the song have a 6th count, so you could separate the forward touch from the arm pose
BEGIN DANCE AGAIN
ADDED TO THE ARCHIVES:   13 MAY 2003
Dance Copyright remains with choreographer named above. Step description layout Copyright 1994 - 2016 CrackerBilly LLC dba Country Time Dance Lines. Permission is given by Country Time Dance Lines to copy and teach as long as nothing is altered.
CHOREOGRAPHER CONTACT INFORMATION:
Max Perry      (Updated 16 DEC 2010)
Phone:609-313-3826
Address:122 SE 29th Ter, Ocala FL 34471-9127
Email: danceordie@cox.net 
Website: http://www.maxperry.net