Lamora is an easy waltz sequence dance composed by W. M. Primrose in 1908.

It won first prize at the Annual Conference of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing in Blackpool that year.

The Position

Both facing LOD, holding inside hands.

The Dance

Part I - Promenade and Face Partner (2 bars): Both walk three steps forward (1, 2, 3), then half waltz inward to face partner (4, 5, 6), ending slightly to left of partner, with right shoulder near right shoulder.

Part II - Change Places and Balance (2 bars): The Lead does half of a left turning waltz to outside lane as the Follow does half of a right-turning waltz to inside lane (1, 2, 3), the Lead passing ahead of the Follow (relative to LOD). Then balance side along LOD (4).

Parts III - Balance and Half Waltz (2 bars): Balance side against LOD (1), then do the Follow-backing half of a right-turning waltz (4, 5, 6).

Part IV - Waltz (2 bars): Dance one full turn of right-turning waltz (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), rolling out to opening position at the end.

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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