A waltz by Jerry and Charlie Tuffield of Denver, Colorado
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Record: LS 247-45
Music: Reach for the Stars
Position: Introduction, open, facing LOD. Start dance in closed
Footwork: Opposite through. Instructions for man, woman does
Intro WAIT 2 MEAS; WALTZ BAL AWAY: TOGETHER, 2, 3
4 meas In open position, M waltz balance twd COH (W twd
wall), stepping L to side, R behind L, L in place;
M waltzes in place (R, L, R) while W turns « L-
face in 3 steps (L, R, L) to face partner and end in
closed pos, M facing LOD.
1-4 TWINKLE OUT; TWINKLE IN; DIP BACK, , ;
WALTZ FWD (W TWIRLS)
In closed pos, M facing LOD, travel diag twd wall in LOD
step L across R, step to side on R, close L to R (W
crosses behind); Diag twd COH step R across L, step to
side on L, close R to L; M dips back on L in RLOD,
bending knee slightly (W dips fwd on R) and hold 2 counts;
M waltz fwd, starting R foot while W twirls 1 « R-face to
end in open pos, face LOD.
5-8 STEP, SWING, ; STEP, TOUCH, ; STEP, FLARE, ;
In open pos, step on L, swing R, pivoting to back-to-back
pos; step to side (LOD) on R, touch L beside R, change
hands, joining M's L and W's R; step on L, flare R foot
around, pivoting L-face twd RLOD to face partner and join
both hands momentarily; step R, touch L, .
9-12 WALTZ OUT; WALTZ FWD (W turns to banjo); WALTZ
In open pos, waltz fwd, turning slightly back-to-back; M
waltz fwd while W turns (L, R, L) « L-face to end in banjo
pos (R hips adjacent); waltz fwd in banjo pos (W bwd); M
step fwd in LOD on R turning 1/4 R-face to face partner,
step to L side in LOD on L, again turning 1/4 R-face, close
R to L while assuming closed pos, M's back to LOD.
13-16 WALTZ; WALTZ; WALTZ; TWIRL
Dance 3 R-face turning waltzes; on meas 16 twirl W R-face
under M's L and her R arm to end in open pos, facing LOD.
17-20 STEP, SWING, ; CHANGE SIDES, 2, 3; CROSS, SIDE,
BEHIND; STEP, DRAW,
Step on M's L, swing R across; partners exchange
positions, M crossing twd wall in front of W (R, L, R)
turning R-face to face COH, while W crosses over twd
COH (L, R, L) turning under her L and M's R hand
(California twirl) to end in Butterfly pos, facing with arms
extended, both hands shoulder high; grapevine twd LOD,
M crossing M's L in front of R, step to side on R, behind
on L (W crosses in front with R, to side on L, behind on R);
step R in LOD and draw L to R.
21-24 STEP, SWING, ; CHANGE SIDES, 2, 3; CROSS, SIDE
BEHIND; STEP, DRAW,
Repeat meas 17-20 in RLOD, ending in open pos, facing
25-28 WALTZ FWD; WRAP, 2, 3; WALTZ FWD; UNWRAP-
Starting M's L, waltz fwd 1 meas in LOD; as M waltzes
fwd a 2nd meas, (R, L, R) W makes a full L-face turn inside
M's R arm in 3 steps (L, R, L) to end in WRAP pos, with
M's R and W's L hands joined around W's waist and M's L
and W's R hands joined in front, both facing LOD; waltz
one meas fwd in LOD; retaining handholds, M maneuvers
in 3 steps (R, L, R) to end with back to LOD, while W does
one full R-face turn (L, R, L) under her R and M's L hands
to end in closed position (this last measure should be done
while progressing in LOD).
29-32 WALTZ; WALTZ; WALTZ; TWIRL
Repeat action of meas 13-16, ending in closed pos, M
To the original music, the dance is done three times. On the last
time through, twirl the lady on meas 32, bow and curtsey.
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