The Victory Dance

{c. 1955}



Introduction

The Victory Dance is a two-step sequence dance by Morrie Morrison.

Based on another dance by Morrison that uses the same music, an educated guess would place it around 1955.



The Position

Side by side facing LOD, holding inside hands.


The Dance

Part I - Walk and Three-Slide Galop (4 bars): Walk forward along LOD four steps (1, 2, 3, 4), then turn to face partner and three-slide galop along LOD (5-and-6-and-7).

Part II - Repeat Against LOD (4 bars): Taking opposite hands, repeat Part I against LOD (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

Part III - Slow Waltz (4 bars): Holding original hands, walk two steps along LOD (1, 2), then close up to closed position and slowly waltz one full turn along LOD (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

Part IV - Two-Step (4 bars): Two full turns of two-step (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


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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