The Tuxedo

{c. 1955}



Introduction

The Tuxedo is an easy Two-Step sequence dance described by Morrie Morrison in 1955.

It's reminiscent of (but easier than) the Aero Two-Step from 1910.



The Position

Closed position throughout.


The Dance

Part I - Slow and Quick Chassés Along LOD (4 bars): Side (1), close (2), side (3), close (4) along LOD, then side (5), close (and), side (6), close (and), side (7), and pause, pointing free foot against LOD (8).

Part II - Slow and Quick Chassés Against LOD (4 bars): Repeat opposite, against LOD (1, 2, 3, 4, 5-and-6-and-7, 8).

Parts III & IV - Two-Step (4 bars): Four full turns of two-step (1-and-2, 3-and-4, 5-and-6, 7-and-8 / 1-and-2, 3-and-4, 5-and-6, 7-and-8).

Repeat from the beginning.


The Music

"It Can Be Done" by the Morrie Morrison Orchestra.


Sources


© 2018 Nick Enge


If you or your community is interested in learning the Tuxedo, .


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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