The Destiny Waltz

{c. 1938}


The Destiny Waltz is an easy Waltz sequence dance from Australia, described by "Rhythm" in the fourth edition of Dance Steps for the Modern Ballroom, published c. 1938 in Melbourne.

The Position

Closed position, Lead facing outside wall.

The Dance

Part I - Promenade Swivel (4 bars): Promenade two steps along LOD (1, 4), then cross outside foot through against LOD (1), and inside foot through along LOD (4). (Given that the second step of a promenade is a cross step, there are three cross steps in total.)

Part II - Balance and Chassé Along LOD (4 bars): Balance along LOD (1), against LOD (4), then chassé along LOD (1, 3, 4).

Part III - Balance and Chassé Against LOD (4 bars): Balance against LOD (1), along LOD (4), then chassé against LOD (1, 3, 4).

Part IV - Waltz (4 bars): Two full turns of right-turning waltz.

Repeat from the beginning.

The Music

Waltz music.


© 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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