A waltz written by Dena M. Fresh of Wichita, Kansas.
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Record: LS 254
Position: Open, couples facing COH, to start the dance all hands
joined in a single circle.
Footwork: Opposite throughout. Instructions for man.
Introduction: Wait through the little run then acknowledge your
1-4 CIRCLE LEFT; ; ; TURN
With all hands joined and facing COH, begin with man's L
(woman's R) and circle to the L for 3 waltz meas (9 steps);
turn on the 4th meas to move LOD.
5-8 CIRCLE RIGHT; ; ; FACE (partner)
With all hands still joined, begin on man's L (woman's R)
and circle to the R for 3 meas; while man does 3 steps in
place (R, L, R) woman turn L-face to face him and join R
9-12 GRAND RIGHT; AND LEFT; STAR RIGHT; HALF
Give R hand to your partner and beginning with man's L
(woman's R) walk fwd L, R, L; give L hand to the next and
beginning with man's R (woman's L) walk fwd R, L, R;
give R hand to the next person and star R half around with
6 steps, beginning man's L, to end with man facing RLOD
and woman facing LOD.
13-16 THEN LEFT; STAR RIGHT; WITH YOUR PARTNER;
Give L hand to next person and beginning with man's L
(woman's R) walk fwd L, R, L; give R hand to your own
partner and star around to end with man's back to COH and
17-20 BALANCE BACK (twd COH); MANEUVER; WALTZ
(RF); OPEN OUT
Assuming closed pos, bal back twd COH on man's L;
maneuver man's back to LOD; step back on man's L in
LOD and dance one R-face turning waltz; open out to face
LOD in open pos.
21-24 WALTZ APART; WALTZ TOGETHER (semi-closed);
WALTZ FWD; THROUGH, SIDE, CLOSE
On man's L (woman's R) and moving in LOD, waltz away
from partner at arms length; waltz together and assume
semi-closed pos, facing LOD; waltz fwd in LOD starting
man's L; step through, or between the couple, on man's R
(woman's L) and at the same time face partner, step to side
in LOD on L, close R to L.
25-28 BALANCE BACK (twd COH); MANEUVER; WALTZ
(RF); OPEN OUT
Repeat meas 17-20.
29-32 WALTZ APART; WALTZ TOGETHER (semi-closed);
Repeat meas 21-22; twirl woman R-face under man's L and
her R arm and maneuver to reform the single circle all
Repeat three times more. End with a bow.
Note: If you should want to use this dance as a mixer, make a
variation in meas 13-16. On meas 14, instead of starring R with
partner, take your partner by the R, pass on to take the next by the
L, and twirl that one to face.
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