The Honeymoon Parade

{1923}



Introduction

The Honeymoon Parade is a Two-Step sequence dance composed by Charles J. Daniels in 1923.

The original description has been lost, but A. J. Latimer provides an "Authentic Replica of Original Description" in his Second Bouquet of Old Time Dances in 1950.



The Position

Waltz position, Lead facing LOD.


The Dance

Part I - Back the Follow and Point (4 bars): Back the Follow four steps (1, 2, 3, 4), and point left foot forward (5) and backward (7).

Part II - Back the Follow and Side Steps (4 bars): Back the Follow four steps (1, 2, 3, 4), turning to face outside wall on the fourth step, then step side (5), close (6), side (7), close (8) along LOD.

Part III - Four Points (4 bars): Point left foot to side along LOD (1), and close to right foot (2), then point right foot to side against LOD (3), and close to left foot (4). Then point left foot forward (5) and backward (7).

Part IV - Two-Step (4 bars): Two full turns of Two-Step (1-and-2, 3-and-4, 5-and-6, 7-and-8).

Repeat from the beginning.


The Music

Two-Step music at 112 bpm.


Sources


© 2018 Nick Enge


For more, see our two books on dancing:
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge,
and Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge.


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