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The Christmas Waltz Sequence Dance

The Christmas Waltz is a modern sequence dance. The dance script was composed by John and Rose Shepherd. 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 32 bars per minute. We commence the dance in Normal Ballroom Hold with the man facing and the lady backing diagonal to centre. Only the man’s steps are described here, the Lady’s being understood as a counterpart unless otherwise stated.

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.

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Timing

Christmas Waltz – 1st Movement – 1 to 3 Reverse Turn – Reverse Corte – Whisk – Progressive Chasse in Promenade Position

1 The man moves his left foot forward in a diagonal to centre direction and down the line of dance, while commencing a turn to the left 1
Then the man brings his right foot to the side, still turning to the left 2
Then he closes his left foot to his right foot to finish the turn, so that he is now backing the line of dance 3
2 Next, the man brings his right foot back and down the line of dance, again turning to the left 1
Then closes his left foot to his right foot and does a Heel Turn 2
Now he holds his position. He shoudl be backing diagonal to centre against the line of dance (the Lady should be facing diagonal to centre against the line of dance) 3
3 Now the man brings his left foot back in a Contra Body Movement Position, against the line of dance 1
Then he brings his right foot back 2
And he crosses his left foot in behind his right foot, into a Whisk 3
4 Now the man moves his right foot forward and across into Promenade Position and another Contra Body Movement Position, along the line of dance 1
Next, he moves his left foot to the side and slightly forward, in Promenade Position 2
Then he closes his right foot to his left foot &
And moves his left foot to the side and along the line of dance, still in Promenade Position 3

Christmas Waltz – 2nd Movement – Wing – Telemark Turn – 1 to 3 Natural Turn – Hesitation Change

5 With a slight turn to the left , the man moves his right foot forward and across himself in a diagonal to centre direction, while still in Promenade Position 1
Now the man starts to close his left foot to his right foot 2
And closes his left foot to his right foot, without changing his weight 3
6 Now the man moves his left foot forward in a Contra Body Movement Position and diagonal to centre, on the left side of his partner, while turning to the left 1
Then he brings his right foot to the side, while still turning to the left 2
Then he brings his left foot to the side and along the line of dance (while the Lady does a Heel Turn) 3
7 Now the man moves his righty foot forward, diagonal to wall and across himself, while outside his partner and turning to the right 1
Then he brings his left foot to the side, while still turning to the right 2
And closes his right foot to his left foot. He should now be backing the line of dance 3
8 Then the man brings his left foot back and down the line of dance, while turning to the right 1
And then brings his right foot to the side and along the line of dance 2
Then he closes his left foot to his right foot, without changing his weight. He should now be facing diagonal to centre. 3

Christmas Waltz – 3rd Movement – Drag Hesitation – Back Lock – Open Impetus – Ronde

9 The man moves his left foot forward in a diagonal to centre direction, while turning to the left 1
The he brings his right foot to the side and along the line of dance 2
And closes his left foot to his right foot, without changing his weight. He should now be backing diagonal to wall 3
10 Next, the man brings his left foot back, in a diagonal to wall direction 1
Then his right foot back, also in a diagonal to wall direction and down the line of dance 2
And crosses his left foot in front of his right foot, with his partner on the outside &
Then he brings his right foot back in a diagonal to wall direction and down the line of dance 3
11 Followed by his left foot coming back in a diagonal to wall direction, while he begins to turn to the left 1
Then the man closes his right foot to his left foot and does a Heel Turn 2
Then the man brings his left foot to the side and along the line of dance, while in Promenade Position 3
12 Then his right foot goes forward and down the line of dance 1
And he does a Ronde by sweeping his left foot forward and across his right foot 2 3

Christmas Waltz – 4th Movement – Ronde – Whisk – Progressive Chasse – Natural Turn – Hesitation Change

13 The man brings his right foot back and against the line of dance 1
Then does another Ronde by sweeping his left foot in behind his right foot, into a Ronde Whisk 2 3
14 Now the man moves his right foot forward and across himself, while turning the lady to the left 1
Then he brings his left foot to the side and along the line of dance 2
And closes his right foot to his left foot &
Then the man brings his left foot to the side and along the line of dance 3
15 And then moves his right foot forward, outside his partner, while turning to the right 1
Then he brings his left foot to the side, until he is backing diagonal to centre 2
And closes his right foot to his left foot. He should now be backing the line of dance 3
16 Next, the man brings his left foot back and down the line of dance, while turning to the right 1
Then his right foot goes to the side, as he is now facing diagonal to centre 2
And he closes his left foot to his right foot, without changing his weight. We are now back in commencing position, ready to start the sequence again. 3

 

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