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Colleen Waltz Sequence Dance

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The Colleen Waltz is a modern sequence dance. The dance script was composed by W. Northey. It is a 32 bar dance (see paragraph numbers) in the usual 3/4 waltz time and should be danced to a 1-2-3 rhythm to music at a tempo of 48-52 bars per minute. We commence the dance in Right Closed Extended Hold with the man facing and the lady backing the line of dance. Both the man’s and lady’s steps are described here.

Technique Tips: The man lowers (bends his legs) slightly and uses “heel leads” to step forward; backward steps are drawn with his toe (again, lowering himself) and falling back onto his heel. Whenever the man or lady bring their feet together in a continuing movement, they should rise up onto their toes.

Colleen Waltz Dance Steps

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Timing

 Colleen Waltz – 1st Movement

1 The man moves his left foot forward, being outside his partner, who is on his right side (the Lady brings her right foot back, also having her partner on the outside – her right side) 1
Then the man swings his right foot forward into a Low Aerial lift (while the Lady points her left foot back, ensuring that her toe is in contact with the floor) 2 3
2 Now the man brings his right foot back against the line of dance, with his partner still on his outside (and the Lady moves her left foot forward and against the line of dance) 4
The man points his left foot back, ensuring that his toe is in contact with the floor (the Lady swings her right foot forward into a Low Aerial lift) 5 6
3 The man then moves his left foot forward and down the line of dance, still being outside his partner 1 2
Followed by his right foot going forward and down the line of dance, still outside his partner 3
4 Then his left foot forward and down the line of dance, still outside his partner (the Lady brings her right foot back with her partner on the outside) 4
Then the man swings his right foot forward into a Low Aerial Lift (the Lady points her left foot back, ensuring that her toe comes in contact with the floor) 5 6
5 Now the man brings his right foot back and against the line of dance, with his partner still on the outside (the Lady moves her left foot forward and against the line of dance) 1
The man then brings his left foot back and points, ensuring that his toe comes in contact with the floor (and the Lady swings her right foot forward into a Low Aerial Lift) 2 3
6 Now the man moves his left foot forward and down the line of dance, outside his partner (and the Lady brings her right foot back, with her partner on the outside) 4
The man swings his right foot forward into a Low Aerial Lift (while the Lady brings her left foot back and points, ensuring that her toe comes in contact with the floor) 5 6
7 The man then brings his right foot back and against the line of dance, with his partner on the outside 1 2
Then he brings his left foot back against the line of dance 3
8 Next, the man brings his right foot back and against the line of dance (the Lady moves her left foot forward and does a 1/2 turn swivel to the right until she is facing the line of dance and in Promenade Position) 4 5
The man closes his left foot to his right foot without changing his weight. He should still be facing the line of dance and now in Promenade Position (the Lady closes her right foot to her left foot without changing her weight, now in Promenade Position) 6

Colleen Waltz – 2nd Movement

9 The man moves his left foot forward and down the line of dance, while in Promenade Position (the Lady moves her right foot forward and down the line of dance) 1 2 3
10 Then the man moves his right foot forward and down the line of dance while in Promenade Position, releasing his hold on the Lady (the Lady moves her left foot forward and down the line of dance, also releasing her hold) 4 5 6
11 Next, the man moves his left foot forward and down the line of dance and begins to turn to the left for his Solo Turns (the Lady moves her right foot forward and down the line of dance, also commencing a turn to the right for her Solo Turns) 1 2
The man, now backing the line of dance, brings his right foot to the side, while still turning to the left (the Lady, also backing line of dance at this point, brings her left foot to the side while still turning to the right) 3
12 The man then moves his left foot forward and diagonal to wall, into a pointing action (the Lady moves her right foot forward and diagonal to centre, into a pointing action) 4 5
The man’s right foot closes to his left foot as he retakes his hold with the Lady in Promenade Position (the Lady closes her left foot to her right foot, now in Promenade Position) 6
13 The man moves his left foot forward and down the line of dance 1 2 3
14 Then he moves his right foot forward and swivels to the right until he is facing against the line of dance and in Counter Promenade Position 4 5
The man’s left foot brushes to his right foot 6
15 Then the man moves his left foot forward and swivels to the left, until he is facing the line of dance and in Promenade Position 1 2
Then he brushes his right foot to his left foot, without changing his weight 3
16 And the man then moves his right foot forward and down the line of dance while in Promenade Position 4 5 6

Colleen Waltz – 3rd Movement

17 The man moves his left foot forward and down the line of dance while in Promenade Position 1 2 3
18 Then he moves his right foot forward and down the line of dance, still in Promenade Position, and swivels to the right until he is facing against the line of dance, with the lady now on his left side (the Lady moves her left foot forward and down the line of dance, still in Promenade Position, with her partner now on her left side) 4 5
The man’s left foot brushes to his right foot, without changing his weight (the Lady brushes her right foot to her left foot, without changing her weight) 6
19 The man then moves his left foot forward and against the line of dance and outside his partner – and swivels to the left until he is facing the line of dance (the Lady brings her right foot back against the line of dance) 1 2
The man then brushes his right foot to his left foot, without changing his weight and now in Promenade Position (the Lady brushes her left foot to her right foot, without changing her weight, also now in Promenade Position) 3
20 The man moves his right foot forward and down the line of dance (the Lady moves her left foot forward and swivels to the left until she is facing against the line of dance) 4 5
The man closes his left foot to his right foot, without changing his weight and should now be in Closed Extended Hold, with the man facing and the lady backing the line of dance (the Lady brushes her right foot to her left foot, without changing her weight) 6
21 Now the man brings his left foot back and against the line of dance (the Lady moves her right foot forward and swivels to the right until she is facing the line of dance) 1 2
The man then closes his right foot to his left foot, without changing his weight and takes up Promenade Position (the Lady brushes her left foot to her right foot, without changing her weight) 3
22 Then the man moves his right foot forward and down the line of dance (while the Lady moves her left foot forward and swivels to the left until she is facing against the line of dance) 4 5
The man closes his left foot to his right foot, without changing his weight and changes to Closed Extended Hold (the Lady brushes her right foot to her left foot, without changing her weight) 6
23 Next, the man brings his left foot back and against the line of dance, with his partner on the outside 1 2
Followed by his right foot coming back against the line of dance, partner still on the outside 3
24 Then his left foot coming back against the line of dance, partner still on the outside 4 5
And his right foot closes to his left foot 6

Colleen Waltz – 4th Movement

25 The man moves his left foot forward and down the line of dance, while outside his partner and still in Right Closed Extended Hold 1 2 3
26 Followed by his right foot going forward as he commences turning to the right until he is backing diagonal to centre and in Left Closed Extended Hold 4 5 6
27 The man then brings his left foot back in a diagonal to centre direction, with his partner on the outside and commences turning to the left 1 2 3
28 Then his right foot comes back toward the centre, as he continues turning to the left, until he ends facing the line of dance 4 5
And the man’s left foot closes to his right foot, without changing his weight 6

Colleen Waltz – Final Movement – REVERSE VIENNESE WALTZ

29 Turning to face the line of dance, the man moves his left foot forward and down the line of dance (the Lady, turning to back the line of dance, brings her right foot back down the line of dance) 1
The man moves his right foot forward and down the line of dance (the Lady brings her left foot back and down the line of dance) 2
Turning to the left on the ball of his right foot until he is backing diagonal to wall, the man allows his left foot to cross in front of his right foot and then taking his weight on this left foot (the Lady turns to the left on the ball of her left foot and the heel of her right foot, drags her right foot into a loose close to her left foot and now facing diagonal to wall) 3
30 Turning to back the line of dance, the man brings his right foot back down the line of dance (the Lady, turning to face the line of dance, moves her left foot forward and down the line of dance) 4
The man then brings his left foot back and down the line of dance (the Lady moves her right foot forward and down the line of dance) 5
Turning left on the ball of his left foot and the heel of his right foot, the man drags his right foot into a loose close to his left foot, himself now facing diagonal to wall (the Lady, turning to the left on the ball of her right foot until she is backing diagonal to wall, allows her left foot to cross in front of her right foot and then taking her weight on this left foot) 6
31 Turning to face the line of dance, the man moves his left foot forward and down the line of dance (the Lady, turning until she is backing the line of dance, brings her right foot back and down the line of dance) 1
The man moves his right foot forward and down the line of dance (the Lady brings her left foot back down the line of dance) 2
Turning to the left on the ball of his right foot until he is backing diagonal to wall, the man allows his left foot to cross in front of his right foot and then takes his weight on this left foot (the Lady, turning to the left on the ball of her left foot and the heel of her right foot, drags her right foot into a loose close to her left foot until she is facing diagonal to wall) 3
32 Turning until he is backing the line of dance, the man brings his right foot back and down the line of dance and continues turning until he is facing diagonal to wall (Lady turning to face LOD, LF fwd down LOD turning to face DC) 4
The man brings his left foot to the side and diagonal to centre (the Lady brings her right foot to the side and diagonal to wall) 5
Finally, the man’s right foot closes to his left foot as he is facing the line of dance (the Lady closes her left foot to her right foot as she is backing the line of dance)

 

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