Waltz Majestic

(Hartford, 1903)



General Description

This sequence is a nice combination of right- and left-turning waltz, devised by George Prutting, Jr. of Hartford, Connecticut in 1903.


The Position

Waltz position.


The Steps

Part I - Right-Turning Waltz and Backward Glide (4 bars): Starting Lead's left back, dance two bars of right-turning waltz (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), then back the Lead with a slide (1), close (3), slide (4), and close without weight, free heel raised (6).

Part II - Left-Turning Waltz and Backward Glide (4 bars): Starting Lead's right back, dance two bars of left-turning waltz (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), then back the Lead with a slide (1), close (3), slide (4), and close without weight, free heel raised (6).

Part III - Right-Turning Waltz (4 bars): Starting Lead's left back, dance four bars of right-turning waltz (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 / 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Parts IV - Right-Turning Waltz and Sideward Glide (4 bars): Continue with two more bars of right-turning waltz (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), then slide (1), close (3), slide (4), close along LOD (6).

Repeat from the beginning.


The Music

No specific music is specified, so any square (16 bar) waltz from the time will do.


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.


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