Waltz Country Dance

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Waltz Country Dance

Progressive Sicilian circle, couple facing couple around the room, men on the left.
A1 Opposites BalancePartners Balance Opposites take both hands and balance forward in waltz time, starting on the right foot and balance back. Men turn the opposite lady under their right arms. The ladies progressing anti-clockwise around the set.
Original partners  balance forward back. Men turn the lady under. Everyone finishing in their original places.
A2 Opposites BalancePartners Balance Repeat the balancing and progression once more.
B1 Ring Balances
Ladies Turn under
Ring Balances
Ladies Turn under
The set join hands and balance forward and back starting with the right foot. Men turn the ladies under so the ladies progress anti-clockwise around the set.
Repeat for a second time.
B2 Ring Balances
Ladies Turn under
Ring Balances
Ladies Turn under
Repeat for third time.Repeat for fourth time, ending in waltz hold with your original partner.
C Waltz On Couples waltz slightly to the right and around the other couple to finish facing another couple.
40 bar Waltz  or 32 bar and 8 bar waltz on
50 bars/minute
With odd numbers of sets, everyone will eventually meet everyone else. Very graceful and social dance, described in The Ballroom in 1827.

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