The Normal

(Massachusetts, 1900)



General Description

This is a simple Redowa sequence devised by P. H. Kelley of Holyoke, MA in 1900.


The Position

Closed position throughout.


The Steps

Part I - Chassé Coupé and Waltz (2 bars): Slide along LOD (1), close along LOD (and), slide along LOD (2), then close along LOD, raising forward foot slightly (3). Then waltz halfway around, Lead backing (4, 5, 6).

Part II - Repeat Opposite (2 bars): Repeat opposite (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), with the Follow backing around on the second half.

Parts III & IV - Redowa (4 bars): Two full turns of Redowa (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).


The Music

While no specific music is suggested, the dance is said to be in Redowa time.


Sources


© 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.


Home     About     Dances     Manuals     Search