Regency Waltzing

(The Four March Steps, The Slow Waltz,
The Sauteuse Waltz, The Jetté Waltz,
German Waltzing)


Contemporary Description

This is waltzing in the Regency Era, as described by Thomas Wilson in A Description Of The Correct Method Of Waltzing (1816).

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Historical Descriptions

The Four March Steps (Wilson, 1816):

The first movement of the Four March Steps is taken from the fifth position, as shewn in the Reference Plate by Fig. 1; the Lady having her right foot, and the Gentleman his left foot, in front.

The following Movements compose German Waltzing.

The left Foot is passed into the second position on the flat Foot, followed by two Coupée, and made in the same place, one with each Foot; the right Foot passed forward into the fourth position, and the left Foot brought forward with a Rise or slight Spring into the fifth* position, and immediately afterwards bringing the right Foot forward into the fourth position.

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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