This is a trivially easy, but nonetheless satisfying, two-step sequence devised by H. L. Walker of Buffalo, NY in 1903 and described in several newspaper in the summer of that year.
One of the descriptions calls the dance Latonka, while another calls it La Touka. Other articles from the time advertise the teaching or dancing of Latonka (or La-Ton-Ka), so that's likely the original name.
Side-by-side facing LOD, holding inside hands.
Part I - Promenade (4 counts): Starting outside feet, walk four steps forward (1, 2, 3, 4), turning to face partner on the fourth step.
Part II - Slow Chassé (4 counts): Closing up to waltz position, Lead facing out, Follow facing in, step side along LOD (1), close (2), side along LOD (3), and close (4).
Parts III & IV - Two-Step (8 counts): Two full turns of turning Two-Step (1, and, 2, 3, and, 4, 5, and, 6, 7, and 8).
While no specific music is suggested, the dance is said to be in schottische time.
© 2018 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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