One Step



Variations

Basics
» Basic (Follow Backing)
» Basic (Promenade)

Turns
» Outside Turn (Follow Backing)
» Outside Turn (Promenade)
» He Goes, She Goes

Sweetheart
» Into and Out of Sweetheart

Grapevines
» Grapevine (with Double Underarm Turn)

Pivots
» Pivots (Single, then Double)

Transitions
» Transition to and from Polka
» Transition to and from Four Count Swing
» Transition to and from Cross-Step Waltz




Music

Here are a few of our favorite One Step tunes, arranged by tempo.


Related Dances

Country One Step

Country One Step is a follow-backing version of One Step done to country music. All variations in Country One Step can be adapted into One Step, and vice versa.


Country Waltz

Country Waltz is a follow-backing version of One Step in 3/4 timing. All variations in Country Waltz can be adapted into One Step, and vice versa.


Polka, Four Count Swing, and Cross-Step Waltz

All variations in Polka, Four Count Swing, and Cross-Step Waltz can be adapted into One Step, using the transitions above.



If you or your community is interested in learning One Step, .


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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