The Hiawatha

(1903)



Introduction

This is a simple combination of two-steps and slow chassés, devised by George E. Rutherford of Poughkeepsie, NY in 1903.


The Position

Half closed position, both partners facing LOD.


The Dance

Part I - Two-Step Promenade (2 bars): Both dance two two-steps forward along LOD (1, and, 2, 3, and 4).

Part II - Slow Chassé and Two-Step (2 bars): Closing up to waltz position, step side (5), close (6) along LOD, and then half two-step around (7, and 8).

Part III - Slow Chassé and Two-Step (2 bars): Repeat Part II opposite: step side (1), close (2) along LOD, then half two-step around (3, and 4).

Part IV - Two-Step (2 bars): Dance one full turn of two-step (5, and 6, 7, and, 8). Repeat from the beginning.


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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