Waltz position throughout.
The Rutscher is a Waltz in SQQ timing to music in 2/4 time.
It can also be reversed, as illustrated below.
Music in 2/4 time.
Today, it's often danced to Polka music, but the Rutscher predates the Polka.
© 2015 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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