Loyal

(London, 1915)



General Description

This is an early English sequence waltz composed by F. Moore in 1915.


The Position

Closed position throughout.


The Dance

Part I - Promenade and Point (4 bars): Promenade six quick steps along LOD (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), then step forward with outside foot (1) and point inside foot along LOD (4).

Part II - Glide, Cross, and Point (4 bars): Chassé twice against LOD with inside foot: side, close, side, close halfway up (1, 3, 4, 6). Then cross inside foot through along LOD (1), and point outside foot along LOD (4).

Part III - Slow March (4 bars): Promenade four slow steps along LOD (1, 4, 1, 4), turning to face partner on the fourth step.

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

Repeat from the beginning.


The Music

There's an eponymous tune composed specifically for the dance by Clement Harris, but any square, early 20th century waltz will work nicely.


Sources


© 2018 Nick Enge


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Historical Descriptions

Loyal (Moore, Loyal, 1915):


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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