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Eden Waltz Sequence Dance

Eden Waltz Dance Steps

The Eden Waltz dance script was composed by Michael and Angela Hayton in 1986. It is a 16 bar dance (see paragraph numbers) in the usual 3/4 waltz time and should be danced with the usual 1-2-3, 1-2-3 rhythm to music at a tempo of 31 beats per minute. We commence the dance in normal ballroom hold with the man facing and the lady backing diagonal to centre down line of dance. We describe only the man’s steps here on the assumption that the lady will follow as a counterpart, unless otherwise stated.

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 whenever he brings his feet together both man and lady should rise up onto their toes.

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Eden Waltz – 1st Movement – 1-2-3 Reverse Turn – Hover Corte – Chasse to Right – Contra Check

1.  The man moves his left foot forward while commencing to turn to the left (1) then his right foot to the side, still turning to the left (2) and his left foot closes to his right foot as he is now backing the line of dance (3).

2.  The man then brings his right foot back while turning to the left (1) then his left foot to the side, with his toe pointing diagonal to wall, lifting into a Hover (2) and finally replaces his weight to his right foot (3).

3.  He then brings his left foot back in a CBMP, in a ‘diagonal to centre against line of dance’ direction, while commencing to turn to the right with his partner on the outside (1). Next, he brings his right foot to the side, still turning to the right (2) then his left foot closes to his right foot in a chasse (&) and his right foot goes out to the side again, his toe now pointing diagonal to wall against line of dance (3).

4.  The man’s left foot now moves forward in another CBMP, diagonal to wall against line of dance, into a Contra Check (1). He replaces his weight to his right foot while commencing to turn to the left (2), brings his left foot to the side and slightly forward, pointing diagonal to wall (3).

Eden Waltz – 2nd Movement – 1-2-3 Natural Turn – Open Impetus – Slow Lock – Double Reverse Spin

5.  The man commences the natural turn by moving his right foot forward in a CBMP outside his partner and commences to turn to the right (1) then his left foot goes to the side, still turning to the right (2) and his right foot closes to his left foot so that he is now backing line of dance (3).

6.  The man now brings his left foot back, while continuing to turn to the right (1). His right foot then closes to his left foot and he does a Heel Turn (2) then moves his left foot diagonally forward towards diagonal to centre in Promenade Position, his left shoulder leading (3).

7.  The man moves his right foot forward, diagonal to centre in Promenade Position (1) then his left foot forward while turning the lady square to himself so that she is now backing diagonal to centre (2). His right foot crosses behind his left foot in a ‘lock’ (The Lady’s left foot crosses in front of her right foot) (3).

8.  Now for the double reverse spin. The man’s left foot goes forward, diagonal to centre, as he commences to turn to the left (1). His right foot goes to the side and he continues to turn to the left (2) and his left foot closes to his right foot without changing his weight back to his left foot because he commences a Toe Pivot on ‘3’ to the point where he is facing line of dance (3).

Eden Waltz – 3rd Movement – Drag Hesitation – Back Lock – Open Impetus – Chasse From Promenade Position

9.  For the Drag Hesitation, the man’s left foot moves forward down line of dance as he commences to turn to the left (1). He brings his right foot to the side, still turning to the left (2) and his left foot closes to his right foot without changing his weight, to end backing diagonal to wall (3).

10.  Now the man’s left foot comes back in a CBMP with his partner on his outside (1). His right foot now comes back (2) and his left foot crosses in front of his right foot (&) and then he brings his right foot back and slightly rightwards (3).

11.  The man’s left foot now comes back in another CBMP with his partner on his outside, as he commences to turn to the right R (1). His right foot closes to his left and he does a Heel Turn, still turning to the right (2) then his left foot moves forward in a diagonal to centre direction along the line of dance in Promenade Position, his left shoulder leading (3).

12.  Now the man’s right foot moves forward and across in a CBMP and into Promenade Position (2). His left foot goes to the side in Promenade Position (2) and his right foot closes to his left foot (&) then his left foot to the side to complete the ‘Chasse‘ while still in Promenade Position (3).

Eden Waltz – Final Movement – Natural Fallaway (Lady Slip Pivot) – Curved Feather – 4 5 6 Hesitation Change

13.  The man moves his right foot forward in Promenade Position while commencing to turn to the right (1). His left foot goes to the side as he continues to turn to the right and they lift into a Hover (2). The man’s right foot now comes back in a diagonal to centre direction into a fallaway position (3).

14.  The man’s left foot now comes back in a CBMP and fallaway position (1) then his right foot comes back (While the Lady does a Slip Pivot) (2) and his left foot goes to the side and slightly forward, pointing diagonal to wall (3).

15.  Next is the curved feather. The man’s right foot now moves forward in another CBMP diagonal to wall, outside his partner (who is on his left) while commencing to turn to the right (1) then his left foot moves diagonally forward, his left shoulder leading (2) and his right foot forward in another CBMP, still outside his partner, so that he is now facing against the line of dance (3)

16.  Finally, the hesitation change. The man’s left foot comes back in another CBMP while he commences to turn to the right (1). His right foot goes to the side so that he is now facing diagonal to centre and he does a Heel Pull (2). His left foot brushes to his right foot without changing his weight, still facing diagonal to centre (3).

Then ready to begin again . . .

 Enjoy this Video Presentation of the Eden Waltz

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