Until We Waltz Again

 

A waltz by Jerry and Charlie Tuffield of Denver, Colorado.

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Music: "The Emperor Waltz," by Strauss

Record: LS 229

Position: Open, facing LOD.

Footwork: Opposite throughout, instructions for man.

Introduction:
Measures
     1-4  WAIT FOR TWO MEAS; BAL APART; BAL TOG

Dance
     1-4  WALTZ AWAY; WOMAN TURNS; WALTZ; WALTZ
     In open pos, inside hands joined, waltz fwd in LOD,
     turning slightly away from partner; man waltzes in place
     while woman turns half LF to face partner in 3 steps (L, R,
     L); stepping fwd in LOD on man's L (woman's R), do two
     LF turning waltzes, ending in open pos, facing LOD.
     5-8  STEP SWING; STEP TOUCH; AROUND 2, 3; STEP
     TOUCH
     Step on L foot, swing R foot while pivoting back-to-back
     on L; step R, touch L,  ; releasing man's R and woman's L
     hands, and joining man's L and woman's R hand, man
     turns LF (woman RF) to continue on around in 3 steps (one
     waltz meas) to face partner; step R, touch L, open out.
     9-12 Repeat meas 1-4.
          13-16     Repeat meas 5-8, ending in butterfly pos, man's 
back to
          COH.
          17-20     WALTZ BAL LEFT; WALTZ BAL RIGHT; CROSS, 2, 3;
          STEP, TOUCH,  
     Starting on man's L, step to the side in LOD, stepping
     briefly on R foot behind L, step in place on L; repeat,
     starting to RLOD on R foot (woman's L); partners
     exchange places by releasing man's R and woman's L
     hands and woman crossing (woman turns RF) under joined
     man's L and woman's R hands to face partner in butterfly
     pos, man facing COH, woman facing wall (make progress
     in LOD during cross); step R, touch L,  .
          21-24     WALTZ BAL LEFT; WALTZ BAL RIGHT; CROSS, 2, 3;
          STEP, TOUCH,  
     Repeat meas 17-18; partners exchange places by releasing
     man's L and woman's R hands and woman crossing
     (woman turns LF) under joined man's R and woman's L
     hands, to end facing partner in butterfly pos, with man
     facing wall; step R, touch L,  .
          25-28     SOLO TURN, 2, CLOSE; ON AROUND, 2, CLOSE;
          STEP, SWING (in LOD); MANEUVER, 2, 3
     Starting fwd on man's L and turning away from partner to
     L (woman to R), waltz fwd to a back-to-back pos on first
     meas; continuing turn, step back in LOD on man's R; and
     finish solo turn to end facing partner, man's back to COH
     (progress is made in LOD during meas 25-26); step on L
     and swing R fwd in LOD; man maneuvers in 3 steps to end
     with man's back to LOD, closed pos. Note: meas 27 is
     danced in open pos.
          29-32     WALTZ; WALTZ; WALTZ; TWIRL
     Three RF turning waltzes, starting with man's L foot back
     in LOD and turning 1 « CW turn; woman twirls RF on last
     meas, and open out.

Ending: After the third time through, twirl the lady and bow.

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