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The Sweetheart Waltz Modern Sequence Dance Steps

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The Sweetheart Waltz is a modern sequence dance by an unknown composer. 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 30 beats per minute. We commence the dance in normal ballroom hold with the man facing and the lady backing the line of dance. Only the man’s steps are described here, with the Lady dancing as a counterpart, unless otherwise stated – in which case, the lady’s steps are 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.

If the detailed description below is too technical, feel free to scroll down to watch a video presentation of the Sweetheart Waltz.

Sweetheart Waltz – 1st Movement – Step Points – Clockwise Squares

1 The man moves his left foot forward down the line of dance 1
And then he Points his right foot forward (the Lady is going backward as a counterpart) 2 3
2 The man moves his right foot forward and down the line of dance 1
And Point with his left foot forward 2 3
3 Now the man moves his left foot forward down the line of dance 1
And then his right foot goes to the side toward the wall 2
The man closes his left foot to his right foot 3
4 Now the man brings his right foot back against the line of dance 1
And his left foot goes to the side toward the centre 2
And he closes his right foot to his left foot 3

Sweetheart Waltz – 2nd Movement – The Above 4 Bars are Repeated in BARS 5 TO 8

Sweetheart Waltz – 3rd Movement – Reverse Waltz Square

9 The man moves his left foot forward while turning 1/4 turn to the left 1
Then his right foot goes to the side along the line of dance 2
And he closes his left foot to his right foot, now facing the centre 3
10 Next, he brings his right foot back while still turning to the left 1
And his left foot goes to the side 2
Then he closes his right foot to his left foot, now facing against the line of dance 3
11&12 Repeat bars 9 and 10, each time turning 1/4 to the left, to end facing down the line of dance

Sweetheart Waltz – 4th Movement – Forward Steps – Check – Backward Steps – Side Hover into a Whisk – Close

13 The man moves his left foot forward and down the line of dance 1
Followed by his right foot forward and down the line of dance 2
Then his left foot goes forward and down the line of dance, into a Check 3
14 Now the man’s right foot comes back against the line of dance 1
And his left foot comes back against the line of dance 2
Followed by his right foot coming back against the line of dance 3
15 Now his left foot goes to the side with a Hover Action 1
The man replaces his weight to his right foot 2
And crosses his left foot behind his right foot, into a Whisk 3
16 Now the man moves his right foot forward, only a small step 1
And his left foot goes to the side 2
And he closes his right foot to his left foot, ready to begin again. 3

 

Enjoy This Video Presentation of the Sweetheart Waltz

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