Waltz of the Flowers

 


A waltz quadrille composed by Jean and Roger Knapp.

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Record: LS X-76

Formation: Four couples in square formation. Directions given for
the man.

Introduction: 4 measures. Wait 2 measures, balance apart and bow.

Measures
Part A
     1-4  CHAIN, 2, 3; 4, 5, 6; TURN, 2, 3; 4, 5, 6
     The four ladies chain across in 12 counts.
     5-8  GENTS TO THE CENTER; PIVOT,  , ROLL; WALTZ, 2,
     3; OPEN, 2, 3
     Four men move center, pivoting « L-face on 3rd step; they
     continue the pivot L-face, crossing the R behind the L as
     they roll another 1/4 to face the next lady to R from home
     pos; during the pivot-roll, four women turn R-face a full
     turn in 6 steps, holding skirts with both hands. In closed
     pos, new couples waltz one meas, moving 1/4 round set to
     original opposite pos; open to face center on last waltz
     measure.
     9-12 ALL FOUR COUPLES CROSS-TRAIL THROUGH
     Men move L while women move R   men stay on the
     outside while W stay on inside (this can be done with true
     cross-trail by men passing corner and opposite on the
     outside and then partner and corner on inside), meet corner
     woman with man's L hand woman's R hands on county of
     9, and twirl woman R-face into closed pos. Men should
     have back to LOD.
          13-16     WALTZ; WALTZ; WALTZ; WALTZ
     3 meas of closed R-face turning waltz, ending in open pos,
     facing center, man in original opp pos, with their opp
     woman as partner.

REPEAT MEASURES 1-16, ending at home pos with original
partner.

Part B
     1-4  SWING, LEFT, 3; 4, 5, 6; BACK UP, 3; 4, 5, 6
     Swing partner (hand turn) by the L in 6 counts into
     allemande thar position, but do not progress during the 6
     counts. Man back up 6 counts.
     5-8  SWING, 2, 3; ROLL AWAY, 3; BACK, 2, 3; 4, 5, 6
     In 3 steps, swing until W are in the center; both do an
     individual L-face pivot, changing to R hands (eight roll
     away with a half sashay); the women are in a L-hand star  
     men are on outside, backing up. Move star 6 steps.
     9-12 THROW IN THE CLUTCH; 4, 5, 6; 7, 8, 9; HOLD, 2, 3
     Women continue fwd while the men release hands with the
     woman and take 9 very short steps CW around the ladies'
     star. Men only move about 3-4 feet during these 9 steps; the
     W move around 9 steps in their star, moving out on the last
     2 steps to meet their original partners in closed pos   and
     HOLD, with weight on L (men on R). Note: no twirl.
          13-16     WALTZ; WALTZ; WALTZ; OPEN, 2, 3
     Waltz to original home pos, opening out on last measure.
REPEAT Part B, ending at home in skater's pos, facing center.

Part C
     1-4  BALANCE FORWARD; BALANCE BACK (1/4 TURN);
     PROGRESS, 2, 3; 4, 5, 6
     In skater's pos, balance to center; balance back, making 1/4
     R-face turn as a couple to face LOD; progress in 6 running
     steps, nearly « the ring.
     5-8  BALANCE FORWARD; BALANCE BACK; LADIES
     OUT TO ALAMO
     Still in skater's pos, balance fwd; bal bwd; during the next
     6 steps the man releases his L hand but retains hold with his
     R hand, the woman makes a wide, sweeping R-face turn
     still holding her partner's R hand, while the man takes 6
     short steps fwd, turning 1/4 R-face to end in an "alamo
     style" pos, men facing out and ladies facing into the ring.
     9-12 BALANCE FORWARD; BALANCE BACK; BOX THE
     FLEA; LADIES CENTER
     Balance fwd and back in Alamo style; box the flea with the
     lady on the left hand (change places under raised L hands),
     to bunch the women in the center, back-to-back in 6 steps;
     men join hands with the lady on the R.
          13-16     BALANCE FORWARD; BALANCE BACK;
          PROMENADE THE RIGHT HAND GIRL
     Balance fwd and back in Alamo style again; with the lady
     on the R, promenade home in skater's pos by curling the R
     hand low, as man moves twd home into skater's.
REPEAT measures 1-16 of PART C.

REPEAT measures 1-16 of PART B.

REPEAT measures 1-30 of PART A. On measure 30, man's back
should be twd center; stay that way, twirl the woman under his L
and her R hands, and end in full knee-sitting curtsey, man's back
still to center and lady to outside.

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