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.
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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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