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Dominic Waltz Dance Steps

The Dominic Waltz is a modern sequence dance and was scripted by Flo and Jack Howard in 1985. It is a 16 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 31 beats per minute. We commence the dance in ballroom hold with the man facing and the lady backing diagonal to wall. Both man and lady’s steps are provided below, the lady’s being in italics.

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 when he brings his feet together both man and lady should rise up onto their toes. If anyone can offer a video presentation of the dance it would help readers greatly.

Please also bear in mind that all waltz sequences are about correct angles in relation to the line of dance.

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Dominic Waltz -1st Movement – WHISK – PROMENADE CHASSE – FWD HOVER – BACK HOVER

1 The man moves his left foot forward in diagonal-to-wall direction (while the Lady brings her right foot back diagaonal-to-wall) 1
Next, the man brings his right foot to the side and slightly forward, while preparing to turn the lady to the right and into Promenade Position (the Lady moves her left foot to the side and slightly back, while commencing to turn to the right into Promenade Position) 2
Now the man crosses his left foot in behind his right foot, forming a Whisk, while still facing diagonal-to-wall in Promenade Position (the Lady crosses her right foot in behind her left, forming a Whisk, while still facing diagonal-to-centre down the line of dance and in Promendade Position) 3
2 Now the man moves his right foot forward and across himself in a Contra Body Movement Postion (CBMP) and still in Promendade Position down the line of dance (the Lady brings her left foot forward and across herself down the line of dance in a CBMP and in Promenade Position) 1
Next, the man brings his left foot to the side and slightly forward while in Promenade Position (and the Lady brings her right foot to the side and slightly forward, also in Promenade Position) 2
The man closes his right foot to his left foot in Promenade Position (and the Lady closes her left foot to her right foot) &
Now the man brings his left foot to the side and slightly forward, down the line of dance while in Promenade Position (and the Lady brings her right foot to the side and slightly forward along the line of dance while still in Promenade Position) 3
3 The man moves his right foot forward and across himself in another CBMP and in Promenade Position down the line of dance, while turning his partner to the left (and the Lady moves her left foot forward and across herself down the line of dance in another CBMP and also in Promenade Position, while turning to the left) 1
Now the man brings his left foot to the side along the line of dance, having his partner square to himself (and the Lady brings her right foot to the side along the line of dance, remaining square to her partner) 2
Now the man transfers his weight onto his right foot and brings it back against the line of dance, into a Hover Action on the last two steps (the Lady moves her left foot forward against the line of dance, also into a Hover Action on the last two steps) 3
4 Now the man brings his left foot back against the line of dance in another CBMP, with his partner turning to the right on his right side (and the Lady brings her right foot forward against the line of dance in a CBMP while on the right side of her partner and turning to the right into Promenade Position) 1
Next, the man brings his right foot to the side and against the line of dance, while his partner is still turning to the right so that he comes into Promenade Position (the Lady brings her left foot to the side against the line of dance, still turning to the right and into Promenade Position with the man) 2
The man then brings his left foot to the side and slightly forward along the line of dance while in Promenade Position, into another Hover Action (the Lady brings her right foot to the side and slightly forward along the line of dance, also into a Hover Action) 3

Dominic Waltz -2nd Movement – PROGRESSIVE CHASSE – 1 TO 3 NATURAL TURN -HESITATION CHANGE – 1 TO 3 REVERSE TURN

5 The man moves his right foot forward and across himself in another CBMP while in Promenade Position, down the line of dance, while commencing to turn the lady to the left (the Lady moves her left foot forward and across herself down the line of dance in a CBMP and also in Promenade Position, while preparing to turn to the left) 1
Then the man brings his left foot to the side and slightly forward while still in Promenade Position, still turning the lady to the left (and the Lady brings her right foot to the side and along the line of dance while still in Promenade Position and still turning to the left) 2
The man now closes his right foot to his left foot, having his partner square to himself (and the Lady closes her left foot to her right foot,  being square to her partner) &
The man then brings his left foot to the side and slightly forward, while facing diagonal-to-wall down the line of dance (and the Lady brings her right foot to the side and slightly back, while backing diagonal-to-wall down the line of dance) 3
6 The man now moves his right foot forward in a diagonal-to-wall direction down the line of dance and in another Contra Body Mmovement Position, while on the right side of his partner and turning to the right (the Lady LF back DW down LOD in CBMP, turning to R, partner on R side) 1
Next, the man brings his left foot to the side, while still turning to the right and backing diagonal-to-centre down the line of dance (and the Lady brings her right foot to the side, while still turning to the right and facing diagonal-to-centre down the line of dance with her partner square to herself) 2
The man closes his right foot to his left foot while backing down the line of dance (and the Lady closes her left foot to her right foot while facing down the line of dance) 3
7 Now the man brings his left foot back down the line of dance while still turning to the right (and the Lady moves her right foot forward down the line of dance while continuing to turn to the right) 1
The man moves his right foot to the side along the line of dance while facing to the centre (and the Lady movews her left foot to the side along the line of dance while still turning to the right) 2
Now the man closes his left foot to his right foot without changing his weight – a Brush Step. He should now be facing diagonal-to-centre down the line of dance (the Lady closes her right foot to her left foot without changing her weight. She should now be backing diagonal-to-centre down the line of dance) 3
8 The man now moves his left foot forward in a diagonal-to-centre direction, down the line of dance while turning to the left (and the Lady brings her right foot back in a diagonal-to-centre direction down the line of dance while also turning to the left) 1
Now the man brings his right foot to the side, still turning to the left so that he is now backing diagonal-to-wall down the line of dance (and the Lady brings her left foot to the side while still turning to the left) 2
The man closes his left foot to his right foot and is now backing down the line of dance (and the Lady closes her right foot to her left foot and is now facing down the line of dance) 3

Dominic Waltz -3rd Movement REVERSE CORTE – BACK WHISK –
PROGRESSIVE CHASSE – 1 TO 3 NATURAL TURN

9 Next, the man brings his right foot back down the line of dance while turning to the left (the Lady moves her left foot forward down the line of dance while turning to the left) 1
The man now closeshis left foot to his right foot while still turning to the left but on the ball of his right foot (the Lady moves her right foot to the side along the line of dance) 2
The man holds his position at this point as the lady closes her left foot to her right foot and with a weight change andis now backing diagonal-to-centre against the line of dance with his partner square to himself (the Lady closes her left foot to her right foot and is facing diagonal-to-centre against the line of dance) 3
10 Next, the man brings his left foot back in a diagonal-to-centre direction against the line of dance, in a Contra Body Movement Position (CBMP) with his partner on his right side and himself turning to the right and into Promenade Position (the Lady moves her right foot forward and across herself in a diagonal-to-centre direction against the line of dance, in a CBMP and should be on the right side of her partner, while turning to the right and into Promenade Position) 1
The man then brings his right foot diagonally back, still backing diagonal-to-centre against the line of dance (and the Lady moves her left foot to the side and against the line of dance, while still turning to the right) 2
The man crosses his left foot in behind his right foot while in Promenade Position, forming a Whisk. He should be facing diagonal-to-wall down the line of dance and in Promenade Position (the Lady cross her right foot in behind her left foot, forming a Whisk. She should be facing diagonal-to-centre down the line of dance and in Promenade Position) 3
11 Next, the man moves his right foot forward and across himself in another CBMP and also in Promenade Position down the line of dance, while preparing to turn his partner to the left (the Lady brings her left foot forward and across herself in another CBMP and also in Promenade Position, down the line of dance, while commencing to turn to the left 1
The man brings his left foot to the side and slightly forward along the line of dance, still in Promenade Position, with his partner now turning to the left (the Lady brings her right foot to the side and slightly forward, still turning to the left) 2
The man closes his right foot to his left foot, having his partner square to himself (and the Lady closes her left foot to her right foot, facing square to her partner) &
The man brings his left foot to the side and slightly forward, his partner still facing square to himself, but himself facing diagonal-to-wall down the line of dance (the Lady brings her right foot to the side and slightly back. She should be backing diagonal-to-wall down the line of dance) 3
12 Next, the man moves his right foot forward in a diagonal-to-wall direction down the line of dance in a CBMP while turning to the right and on the right side of his partner (the Lady brings her left foot back in a diagonal-to-wall direction down the line of dance and in a CBMP while turning to the right with her partner on her right side) 1
The man brings his left foot to the side, still turning to the right and square to his partner (the Lady brings her right foot to the side, still turning to the right) 2
Finally, the man closes his right foot to his left foot, as he is now backing down the line of dance (and the Lady closes her left foot to her right foot while facing down the line of dance) 3

Dominic Waltz -4th Movement NATURAL SPIN TURN (UNDERTURNED) –
OUTSIDE CHECKS – CLOSED FINISH

13 The man brings his left foot back down the line of dance while turning strongly to the right and on the ball of his left foot in a CBMP. He Pivots to face down the line of dance at the end of the turn (the Lady moves her right foot forward down the line of dance while turning strongly to the right on the ball of her right foot to back down the line of dance at the end of the turn – a Pivot) 1
The man then moves his right foot forward down the line of dance while still turning slightly to the right (and the Lady brings her left foot back down the line of dance while still turning slightly to the right, then closing her right foot to her left foot without changing her weight – a Brush Step) 2
The man brings his left foot to the side towards the centre until he is backing diagonal-to-centre against the line of dance (the Lady moves her right foot to the side and slightly forward towards the centre, so that she is facing diagonal-to-centre against the line of dance) 3
14 Now the man brings his right foot back in a diagonal-to-centre direction and against the line of dance, while turning to the left (and the Lady moves her left foot forward in a diagonal-to-centre direction against the line of dance while turning to the left) 1
The man moves his left foot to the side, still turning to the left (and the Lady moves her right foot to the side, also still turning to the left) 2
The man now moves his right foot forward in a diagonal-to-centre direction down the line of dance and in a CBMP on the right side of his partner, into a Check (while the Lady brings her left foot back in a diagonal-to-centre direction down the line of dance and in a CBMP with her partner on her right side, into a Check) 3
15 The man then brings his left foot back in a diagonal-to-wall direction and against the line of dance in another CBMP, while turning to the right with his partner on his right side (the Lady moves her right foot forward in a diagonal-to-wall direction against the line of dance, on the right side of her partner in another CBMP while turning to the right) 1
The man brings his right foot to the side, still turning to the right (and the Lady brings her left foot to the side, still turning to the right) 2
The man now moves his left foot forward in a diagonal-to-wall direction against the line of dance and in another CBMP while on the left side of his partner, into another Check (and the Lady brings her right foot back in a diagonal-to-wall direction against the line of dance and in another CBMP with her partner on her lef side, into another Check) 3
16 The man now brings his right foot back in a diagonal-to-centre direction down the line of dance and in another CBMP, with his partner on his left side and himself turning to the left (while the Lady moves her left foot forward in a diagonal-to-centre direction down the line of dance and on the left side of her partner in another CBMP while herself turning to the left) 1
The man brings his left foot to the side (and the Lady brings her right foot to the side, while still turning to the left) 2
Finally, the man closes his right foot to his left foot and his now facing diagonal-to-wall down the line of dance, back in commencing position, ready to start the sequence again (the Lady closes her left foot to her roght foot, being square to her partner, so that she is now backing diagonal-to-wall down the line of dance and in commencing position again) 3

 

 

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