Dancit

{1909}



Introduction

Dancit is a waltz sequence dance composed by James Follit in 1909.

It was described as "the new Anglo-American Waltz" and dedicated to the Dancing Masters of the United States of America.



The Position

Lead facing out, Follow facing in, with right hands joined.


The Dance

Part I - Right-Hand Moulinet (4 bars): With a walking waltz step, waltz forward four bars around each other (clockwise), turning in to take left hands at the end (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12).

Part II - Left-Hand Moulinet (4 bars): With a walking waltz step, waltz forward four bars around each other (counterclockwise), taking two hands facing each other in original orientation at the end (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12).

Part III - Chassé (4 bars): With two hands, chassé along LOD (1, 3, 4), and against LOD (1, 3, 4), closing up to closed position at the end.

Part IV - Waltz (4 bars): Four bars of right-turning rotary waltz, sending the Follow out to right-in-right hands in the outside lane on the last bar (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 / 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Repeat from the beginning.


The Music

"Dancit" by James Follit is the specified tune, but it doesn't appear to have been recorded, so any square, early 20th century waltz will do.


Sources


© 2019 Nick Enge


For more, including descriptions of 25 different waltzes and hundreds of variations thereof, see Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living a book by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.


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