A waltz written by Carlotta W. Hegemann of San Antonio, Texas.
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Music: "Home on the Range"
Record: LS 232-45
Position: Couples facing each other in a circle, man's back to
Footwork: Opposite throughout, instructions for man.
Introduction: Wait 2 meas, bal apart, bal together into butterfly pos.
1-4 BACK, , CLOSE; BACK, , ; FWD, , CLOSE;
CROSS, 2, 3
Letting go hands, partners back away from each other, man
stepping back L, , close R; step back L and hold; partners
progress twd each other, man stepping fwd R, , close L;
join R hands and exchange places in 3 steps, R, L, R,
crossing past R shoulders (as in box the gnat) to end with
couple facing each other, man's back to wall.
5-8 Repeat action of meas 1-4 except that on the last meas,
partners join R hands and step R, L, R (woman L, R, L)
into Varsouvianna pos, facing LOD.
9-12 WALTZ; WALTZ; WALTZ; WALTZ
In Varsouvianna pos, starting man's L, waltz fwd 4 meas in
13-16 LADY OUT; STAR; AROUND; FACE
Man steps in place, L, R, L (woman lets go L hands and
turns RF twd wall in 3 steps R, L, R into R-hand star pos);
starting man's R, couple makes one complete CW turn in 3
waltz meas, to end with man facing LOD (woman faces
man and RLOD, R hands still joined).
17-20 TOGETHER; APART; WALTZ; WALTZ
Partners bal twd each other, man stepping fwd L; partners
bal apart, man stepping back R; (let go hands) man
progresses LOD in two meas of waltz to meet new partner
(join R hands) (woman progresses RLOD to new partner).
21-24 Repeat meas 17-20, joining R hands with second new
25-28 Repeat meas 17-20, joining hands with third new
29-32 TOGETHER; APART; TWIRL TO SEMI-CLOSED;
Repeat meas 17-18 with this fourth partner (third new
partner); man steps in place L, R, L while woman twirls LF
under their raised R hands to semi-closed pos with man's
back to COH; step R in place (woman, L) and hold.
33-36 RUN, 2, 3; POINT, , ; RUN, 2, 3; POINT, ,
Starting L (woman R) progress 3 steps in LOD in semi-
closed pos, pivoting twd each other on the third step to face
RLOD still in semi-closed pos; point free foot RLOD and
hold; repeat meas 33-34 in RLOD, starting R; point free
foot in LOD.
37-40 WALTZ; WALTZ; WALTZ; WALTZ
Taking closed pos, man steps back L to start 4 meas of RF
turning waltz, making one complete revolution to end with
man's back to COH in semi-closed pos.
41-44 Repeat meas 33-36.
45-48 WALTZ; WALTZ; TWIRL OUT; FACE
Repeat meas 37-38; man steps in place maneuvering to face
wall, while woman twirls RF under his L and her R hands,
to end facing man and COH; step R, touch L (woman step
L, touch R) letting go hands to commence at beginning of
At the end of the dance the last time through let go hands, as
Remember women, whenever you assume Varsouvianna pos, hold
your hands quite high, so the gentleman can stand straight and need
not lean on you!
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