Description: 4 Wall Line Dance Waltz, 24 Counts, Upper Beginner Level
For a little more challenge see Two Minute Waltz
Choreographer: Bill Bader 604-684-2455 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.billbader.com
Slow/Teaching: Captured by Rick Tippe by Rick Tippe - well-phrased in 48s. ( 98 bpm)
Signature Song: Someone Must Feel Like A Fool Tonight" by Kenny Rogers (104 bpm)
This song is phrased in 24's, matching the pattern perfectly.
Medium: Teach Me To Dance by Greg Holland (116 bpm)
Medium: What If I Said Goodbye by Vince Gill, CD: I Never Knew Lonely (116 bpm)
Fast: "Dream On Texas Ladies" (terrific but unphrased) by John Michael Montgomery (120 bpm)
Turbo: Scott & Frans Paso Doble - ultra fast - not for everyone. (170 bpm)
Choreographers Notes: This dance is suitable for advanced beginners and is intended to help introduce them to interesting turns. The full spin at count 11 can be eliminated initially and added later after the rest of the pattern is mastered. The turn sequence at counts 19-20-21 can be taught by explaining Take 3 turning steps to your left and come out facing your right shoulder wall. It is important, as you are doing the basic waltz forward and back, to think about which wall you need to face - the wall off your right shoulder.
BACK DIAGONAL, TOGETHER, TOGETHER, BACK DIAGONAL, TOGETHER, TOGETHER
1 Step L back on left diagonal keeping toe toward front wall (12:00).
2-3 Step R beside L. Step L beside R.
4 Stride R back on right diagonal keeping toe toward front wall (12:00).
5-6 Step L beside R. Step R beside L.
BACK, DRAW, CLOSE, FORWARD, FULL SPIN, FORWARD
Note: This entire section is done facing your original 12:00 wall.
7 Keeping R toe/ball on floor pointing forward and face toward 12:00: Take a Large Step
straight back on L behind R with L toe turned approx. 1/4 left so that feet are now almost
in a "T" shape with R toe toward 12:00 and with L toe approx. toward 9:00.
Important: The upper body turns left, but the face remains forward toward 12:00.
8-9 Slide R toe back toward L instep for 2 counts gradually lifting R heel. Weight remains on L
and face and toe of R foot remain forward toward 12:00. If you are wearing a cowboy hat,
it is nice styling to tip your hat and lower your chin as you do this slide.
10 Step R forward toward 12:00.
11 Step L forward into a full spin right (360o clockwise).
12 Step R slightly forward.
WALTZ BASIC: FORWARD, TOGETHER, TOGETHER, BACK, TOGETHER, TOGETHER
13 Step L forward.
14-15 Step R beside L. Step L beside R.
16 Step R back.
17-18 Step L beside R. Step R beside L.
QUARTER LEFT, FORWARD, 1/2 PIVOT, FORWARD, TOUCH, HOLD
See Choreographers Notes above for easy teaching option for 19-21, a walking turn.
19 Step L to left side turned 1/4 left. (9:00)
20 Step R forward.
21 Keep both feet in place turn 1/2 left shifting weight forward onto L. (3:00)
22 Step R forward.
23 Touch L beside R
End of Pattern. Begin again...
© Bill Bader. This step description was updated Sep. 5, 2004 by the choreographer with the addition of "Two Minute Waltz". For updates and more dances see webpage http://www.billbader.com