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Oxford Waltz Sequence Dance

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The Oxford Waltz is a modern sequence dance. The origin of the dance script is unknown. 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 Normal Ballrooom Hold with the man facing and the lady backing the line of dance. Only the man’s steps are described here, on the assumption that the lady will dance as a counterpart, unless otherwise stated in Italics.

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.

Oxford Waltz Dance Steps

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Bar Count

Oxford Waltz – 1st Movement – Two Walks >> Three Step

1 The man begins by moving his Left foot forward and down Line of Dance (the Lady brings her Right foot back down Line of Dance) 1 2 3
2 The man then moves his Right foot forward and down the Line of Dance 4 5 6
3 Then the man moves his Left foot forward down the Line of Dance 1 2
And the man moves his Right foot forward down Line of Dance 3
4 The man moves his Left foot forward down Line of Dance and brushes hisRight foot to his Left Foot without changing his weight 4 5 6

Oxford Waltz – 2nd Movement – Two Walks >> Three Step

5 Now the man brings his Right foot back against the Line of Dance 1 2 3
6 Then he brings his Left foot back against the Line of Dance 4 5 6
7 And this is followed by the man bringing his Right foot back against the Line of Dance 1 2
Followed by the man bringing his Left foot back against the Line of Dance 3
8 And then his Right foot back against the Line of Dance and his Left foot brushes to his Right foot without changing his weight 4 5 6

Oxford Waltz – 3rd Movement – Rock Step >> Chasse to Centre

9 The man’s Left foot goes to the side toward the centre 1 2 3
10 Then the man replaces his weight to his Right foot 4 5 6
11 Then his Left foot continues to the side, toward the centre 1 2
And his Right foot closes to his Left foot 3
12 And to complete the chasse, the man’s Left foot goes to the side and toward the centre 4 5 6

Oxford Waltz – 4th Movement – Rock Step >> Chasse to Wall

13 The man’s Right foot goes to the side toward the wall 1 2 3
14 The man then replaces his weight to his Left foot 4 5 6
15 And the man’s Right then foot goes to the side and toward the wall 1 2
Then his Left foot closes to his Right foot 3
16 Then his Right foot continues to the side and toward the wall 4 5 6

Oxford Waltz – 5th Movement – Reverse Turn Down the Line of Dance

17 The man moves his Left foot forward down the Line of Dance 1 2 3
18 The man replaces his weight to his Right foot 4 5 6
19 The man then moves his Left foot forward and down the Line of Dance while turning Left to face the centre 1
Then his Right foot goes to the side and down the Line of Dance while he is still facing toward the centre 2
And his Left foot crosses in front of his Right foot (the Lady closes her Right foot to her Left foot) 3
20 The man then brings his Right foot back and against the Line of Dance 4 5 6

Oxford Waltz – 6th Movement – Reverse Turn Against the Line of Dance

21 The man moves his Left foot forward and down the Line of Dance 1 2 3
22 The man replaces his weight onto his Right foot 4 5 6
23 Then he moves his Left foot forward and against the Line of Dance while turning Left to face the wall 1
His Right foot then goes to the side and against the Line of Dance 2
And he crosses his Left foot in front of his Right foot (the Lady closes her Right foot to her Left foot) 3
24 The man then brings his Right foot back and against the Line of Dance 4 5 6

Oxford Waltz – 7th Movement –  Forward Walk into a Natural Waltz Turn

25 The man moves his Left foot forward and down the Line of Dance 1 2 3
26 Then his Right foot goes forward and down the Line of Dance, while turning to the right, to face Diagonal to wall 4
His Left foot then goes forward in a Diagonal to wall direction while he continues turning to the Right 5
The man’s Right foot then goes forward in a Diagonal to wall direction as he continues turning Right until he is backing the Line of Dance 6
27 The man then brings his Left foot back (and the Lady moves her Right foot forward) 1
His Right foot then goes to the side and down the Line of Dance (the Lady’s Left foot goes to the side and down the Line of Dance) 2
The man’s Left foot then closes to his Right foot as he is facing the Line of Dance (the Lady closes her Right foot to her Left foot as she is backing the Line of Dance) 3
28 Now the man moves his Right foot forward and down the Line of Dance (while the Lady brings her Left foot back and down the Line of Dance) 4
The man’s Left foot then goes to the side and down the Line of Dance (and the Lady’s Right foot goes to the side and down Line of Dance) 5
The man’s Right foot closes to his Left foot as he is backing the Line of Dance (and the Lady’s Left foot closes to her Right foot as she is facing the Line of Dance) 6

Oxford Waltz – 8th Movement – Natural Rotary Waltz Ending

(Rotate smoothly to the Right)

29 The man brings his Left foot back (Lady moves Right foot forward) 1
The man’s Right foot then goes to the side and down the Line of Dance (the Lady’s Left foot goes to the side and down the Line of Dance) 2
The man’s Left foot closes to his Right foot while facing the Line of Dance (the Lady’s Right foot closes to her Left foot while backing the Line of Dance) 3
30 The man then moves his Right foot forward and down the Line of Dance (while the Lady brings Left foot back and down the Line of Dance) 4
The man’s Left foot goes to the side and down the Line of Dance (while the Lady’s Right foot goes to the side and down Line of Dance) 5
The man’s Right foot closes to his Left foot while he is backing the Line of Dance (the Lady’s Left foot closes to her Right foot while she is facing Line of Dance) 6
31 The man brings his Left foot back (the Lady moves Right foot forward) 1
The man’s Right foot goes to the side and down the Line of Dance (the Lady’s Left foot goes to the side and down the Line of Dance) 2
The man’s Left foot closes to his Right foot while he is facing the Line of Dance (the Lady’s Right foot closes to her Left foot while she is backing the Line of Dance) 3
32 The man then brings his Left foot back (the Lady moves Right foot forward) 4
The man’s Right foot goes to the side and down the Line of Dance (while the Lady’s Left foot goes to the side and down the Line of Dance) 5
The man’s Left foot closes to his Right foot while facing the Line of Dance (and the Lady’s Right foot closes to her Left foot while backing the Line of Dance) 6

Enjoy This Video Demonstration of the Oxford Waltz

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