(1820s - 1830s)

Contemporary Description

The Position

Waltz position throughout.

The Footwork

The Rutscher is a Waltz in SQQ timing to music in 2/4 time.

It can also be reversed, as illustrated below.

The Music

Music in 2/4 time.

Today, it's often danced to Polka music, but the Rutscher predates the Polka.

© 2015 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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