The Cricklepit Waltz
Source: Dennis Darke; published in English Dance & Song, Autumn 1970. Volume XXXII No. 2.
Formation: Longways; First Couples Improper
||In ballroom hold: Four Chassees Up
Balance & Twirl
||Repeat going Down
||Half Poussette AC
||Waltz around each other
Own tune or any 32-bar waltz
Hmmm.. Lots of unanswered questions:
If anyone can throw any light on this then please let me know.
- Which way do you balance? Left/Right? Backward/Forward?
- Which way does the lady twirl? If the Balance is in the opposite direction to the Chassees then the twirl might also be.
- In the Poussette are the "steps" just steps or 1-2-3s or Step-Togethers?
- Which way do you waltz around each other? AC is conventional, but from that starting position CW might be more comfortable.
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