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Waltz Country Dance

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Waltz Country Dance

Source: Adapted by John Sweeney
Formation: Sicilian Circle

A1/A2 (Neighbour Balance & Box the Gnat; Partner Balance & Box the Gnat) x 2
B1/B2 (Balance the Ring, Men Roll the Lady from their Left to their Right) x 4 (optional: Turn the Lady CW under your arm)
C1 Circle Left; Star Left - ooze into Promenade Hold in a Line of Four - Men's Left Shoulders nearly touching
C2 Turn the Line all the way around then waltz (in Promenade Hold) on to the next couple
Butterfly Whirl if you get there early

Music:
48 bar waltzes.

Notes:
In the C music of the traditional dance the couples normally waltz 1 & 1/2 times around each other. I have found challenges with this when calling for inexperienced dancers who can't waltz, Also some men slide into the lady's place as they roll her across; some don't. So minor sets may end up in different orientations. This version is forgiving; the orientation of the dancers doesn't matter as long as they remember which way they need to progress; they just turn the line as far as necessary. Those who can waltz can, of course, waltz around as the other couple promenades around.

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