Angela Waltz



The Angela Waltz is an elegant Waltz sequence dance composed by Bill Wait in 1963.

It won the first place in the Allied Dancing Association's competition in 1963.

The version described below is as described by Walter Whitman and Victor Silvester in 1967.

The Position

Side by side facing LOD, holding inside hands.

Throughout the dance, the appropriate inside hands are held when it makes sense too.

The Dance

Part I - Point and Rondé (4 bars): Step forward outside feet (1), point forward inside feet (4), and sweep inside foot around behind outside foot and pivot inwards a full turn on both feet, ending up with inside feet crossed in front of outside feet (1, 2, 3). Then walk forward three steps starting inside feet (4, 5, 6).

Part II - Repeat Part I (4 bars): Repeat Part I.

Part III - Zig Zag Rollaway (4 bars): Half turn outward (1, 2, 3), and walk three steps back along LOD (4, 5, 6). Then the Lead does a full right turn of waltz as the Follow does half of a left turn and walks forward three steps (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Part IV - Waltz (4 bars): Two full turns of right-turning waltz (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 / 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Repeat from the beginning.

The Music

Waltz music at 138 bpm.

No original tune is specified.


© 2018 Nick Enge

For more dance descriptions, see our three books on dancing:
The Book of Mixers: 100 Easy-Teach Dances for Getting Acquainted (2022) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge,
Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge, and
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.

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