EDELWEISS

 

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A waltz written by Dena M. Fresh of Wichita, Kansas

Record: LS 267

Track 3, LS CD-1007  “Terpsichore's Delight”

Music: "Edelweiss"

Also Track 3, LS CD-1007  “Terpsichore's Delight”

Position: Open and facing for introduction, open for the dance.

Footwork: Opposite throughout.

Introduction: Wait 2 measures, Apart, Point, Together, Touch,  

Part A
Measures
     1-4  WALTZ AWAY; WALTZ TOGETHER, BACK UP (IN
     LOD); TURN IN (to face LOD)
     With inside hands joined, waltz away from each other;
     waltz back twd each other, turn in, change hands (man's L
     and woman's R) and face RLOD; in open pos, facing
     RLOD, do one waltz step backward twd LOD; turn in twd
     each other, changing hands again and facing LOD.
     5-8  SOLO WALTZ TURN;  ,  ,  ; STEP, SWING,  ; STEP,
     SWING, 
     Do a solo waltz turn in two measures   out and away from
     each other, and full around (man turning L-face and woman
     R-face); facing LOD in open pos   step, swing,  ; step,
     swing,  .
     9-16 Repeat measures 1-8, except on measure 8 step and face
     partner, joining both hands, man's back to COH.

Part B
     1-4  BALANCE TOGETHER; BALANCE APART; CHANGE
     PLACES; 
     With man's back to COH, balance together into butterfly
     sidecar pos, with L hips almost touching; balance apart;
     change places in two measures, woman passing under her R
     and man's L arms to end facing each other.
     5-8  Repeat measures 1-4 back to original positions. Use the
     same hands as before.
     9-12 BALANCE LEFT; BALANCE RIGHT; VINE, 2, 3;
     THROUGH, TOUCH,  
     Waltz balance L; waltz balance R; step twd LOD on man's
     L, behind on R, to L on L; step through cross in front on R,
     touch L,  .
     13-16 BALANCE BACK; MANEUVER; WALTZ (R-FACE); TWIRL
     Taking closed pos, balance back on man's L; maneuver
     man's back to LOD; do one R-face turning waltz; twirl the
     woman.

Dance is done three times.

Ending: Facing, man's back to COH: Balance L; Balance R; Twirl
the lady; bow.

NOTE: In the first instructions issued, it was indicated for
measures 5-8, Part B, that the woman change back to place under
the lead hands again, her L and man's R. This would necessitate
butterfly banjo pos. Most people have preferred a simple repeat
instead of a reverse and we have written it this way. If you prefer
changing hands on the repeat, it will not bother anyone else, but we
recommend the instructions, above.

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