This is a simple Redowa sequence devised by P. H. Kelley of Holyoke, MA in 1900.
Closed position throughout.
Part I - Chassé Coupé and Waltz (2 bars): Slide along LOD (1), close along LOD (and), slide along LOD (2), then close along LOD, raising forward foot slightly (3). Then waltz halfway around, Lead backing (4, 5, 6).
Part II - Repeat Opposite (2 bars): Repeat opposite (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), with the Follow backing around on the second half.
Parts III & IV - Redowa (4 bars): Two full turns of Redowa (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
While no specific music is suggested, the dance is said to be in Redowa time.
© 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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