The Original Footloose Strut

(Cleveland, 1925)



The Position

Closed position, Lead facing LOD.

The Dance

Part I - Forward: Back the Follow five steps in SSQQS timing.

Part II - Chassé and Rocking Turn: Step side, close, side, close to outside wall, then step diagonally forward toward outside wall with right foot, rock diagonally forward toward outside wall with left foot, and rock back onto right foot (QQQQ, QQS).

Part III - Back: Back the Lead five steps into the center of the room in SSQQS timing.

Part IV - Chassé and Pivot: Step side, close, side, close against LOD, then pivot against LOD, Follow backing first, then Lead backing, and fall back against LOD (QQQQ, QQS).


The Music

"Footloose" by Carl Rupp and Hal Cochran.

Sources


© 2017 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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