Bittersweet Love
Choreographed by Dan Testa - (518) 272-4205 - dancle16@yahoo.com
Description 48 count, 1 wall, intermediate partner dance Start in promenade position with all the
ladies facing the same way. The men are to the left of the ladies. The couple forms a
turn angle. The man holds the lady's right hand with his left at waist level and
places his right hand on the lady's back. The lady's left hand is placed on the man's
back  or shoulder
Music Wild Child - Enya
Draw Of The Cards - Kim Carnes
More Love - Kim Carnes
Note:- This dance can either be done to 16 bars of music or 12 bars of 4/4 music. "More Love" is a 4/4 song.
The other two songs are . I recommend using a 4,5,6 count-in for the music and a 5,6,7,8 count-in for
the 4/4 music

MAN LADY
TURNING BASIC TWICE Rock right back, replace left
&1 Rock left to left, replace right
Rubber Band Connection
2 Step forward left between lady's feet and turn left Step forward on the ball of right Turn to the left between counts 2 and 3,
3 Step right to right and turn left step back left on count 3
&4-6 BOTH:   Repeat steps &1-2-3
"THROW OUT" OF THE LADY
&7-9 Rock left to left, replace right, step left crossing in front of right,
step right next to left turning left to face partner
Rock back right, replace left step forward right , turn to the
left between counts 8 and 9, step back left
Man releases his right hand on count 7 and takes lady's left hand with his right hand on count 9.
Couple ends in open position with a double handhold
BRING LADY INTO A WRAP
&10-12 Rock back left, replace right, step left in place, step right in place. Rock back right, replace left, step forward right, turn to the
left between counts 11and 12, step back left
Man raises his LT arm without letting go of either hand and leads an inside turn. Couple ends in a Wrap Position
UNWRAP THE LADY
&13-15 Rock back left, replace right, step left in place, step right in place Rock back right, replace left, step forward right, turn turn to
the right between counts 14 and 15, step back left
Man raises left arm without releasing hands and lady turns back under. Couple ends in a double open handhold
OPEN TURNING BASIC WITH TURN X4
&16-18 Rock back left, replace right, step forward left turning right,
step back right.
Rock back right, replace left, step forward right turning right,
step back left
Couple extends arms out to sides going into count 17 and brings arms back in after count 17
&19-27 BOTH: Repeat &16-18 three times
SIDE PASS (WITH A MAN'S WRAP AND BELLY SLIDE)
&28-30 Rock back left, replace right, step forward left turning left,
step right to right turning left.
Rock back right, replace left, step forward right, turn to the
right between counts 29 and 30, step back left
Man drops his right hand on count 28. Man drops his left hand on the turn and lady slides her right
hand around the man's belt loops. Man takes lady's right hand with his right hand after the turn
CHANGE HAND SIDE PASS
&31-33 Rock diagonally back left with left, step right crossing in front,
step forward left turning left, step right to right turning left.
Rock back right, replace left , walk forward right, turn to the
right between counts 32 and 33, step back left
Man transfers lady's right hand from his right to his left while the lady is behind his back
UNDERARM TURN LEFT
&34-36 Rock diagonally back left with left, step right crossing in front,
step forward left to left of lady turning right, step right
crossing behind turning right.
Rock back right, replace left, walk forward right , turn to the
left between counts 35 and 36, step back left
Lady turns under man's left arm. On count 36, man takes lady's left hand with his right
OPEN TURNING BASIC WITH TURN TWICE
&37-39 Rock back left, replace right, step forward on the ball of left to
left of lady turning to the right, step back right
Rock back right, replace left,step forward on the ball of right to
left of man turning to the right, step back left
Couple extends arms out to sides going into count 38 and brings arms in after count 38
&40-42 BOTH: Repeat steps &37-39
UNDERARM PASS
&43-45 Rock back left, replace right,step forward left turning left,
step right to right turning left.
Rock back right, replace left,step forward right, turn to the
right between counts 44 and 45, step back left
Man raises his right arm and turns underneath it without letting go. Man releases his left hand during
the turn and lady slides her right hand around man's belt loops. Man takes lady's right hand with his
left at the end of the turn finishing in a double open handhold
UNDERARM TURN LEFT WITH BELLY SLIDE ENDING IN PROMENADE
&46-48 Rock back left, replace right, step forward left turning right,
step right in place.
Rock back right, replace left, walk forward right, turn to the
left between counts 47 and 48, step back lef
Lady turns under man's left arm. As lady turns, man releases his right hand and slides it around lady's waist and
onto the lady's back. Lady has the option of lifting her left arm on the turn and placing her  hand on the man's
shoulder or she may keep her left arm down and place her hand on the man's back. Couple is back in the
starting position.
REPEAT
I would like to thank everyone who helped me put this dance together. This dance would not have been possible without the help of several dance instructors, partners, other students, people on the Internet including the usenet group rec.arts.dance, and a few close friends. Some of Skippy Blair's writings inspired the creation of this dance.