Cinderella Waltz Mixer


The Cinderella Waltz Mixer is an easy waltz mixer composed by Nick and Melissa Enge, based on some of the figures that are seen repeated in many of the Cinderella movies throughout history.

The Position

Circle of couples facing LOD, holding inside hands with partner.

The Dance

Part I - Vis à Vis (4 bars): With a walking waltz step, promenade forward four bars (twelve steps), turning slightly away from partner on the first and third bars, and slightly toward partner on the second and fourth bars, and closing up to closed position at the end.

Part II - Waltz (4 bars): Dance four bars of right-turning rotary waltz, sending the Follow out diagonally along LOD toward outside wall at the end, and placing right palms together (relatively high, between the shoulders or faces) to prepare for Part III.

Part III - Wheel (4 bars): With a walking waltz step, walk forward twelve steps around each other, making one full turn in place as a couple, before retaking closed position.

Part IV - Waltz and Turn to Change Partners (4 bars): One and a half turns of right-turning rotary waltz (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), then the Follow rolls off the Lead's arm to face LOD and run forward along LOD to the outside of the next Lead (10, 11, 12).

Repeat from the beginning.

The Music

"La Valse de L'Amour" from the 2015 live-action Cinderella is a good choice (among many other Cinderella waltzes), but, depending on the level of the dancers, you may want to slow it down a bit.

© 2019 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.

For full-length teaching videos, visit: University of Dance.

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