The Spanish Fandango is a Waltz sequence dance composed by Charles Wood around 1950, at the height of the Old Time Dancing revival in England.
Closed position, Lead facing outside wall.
Part I - Mazurka and Stamp (4 bars): Mazurka (1, 2, 3), mazurka (4, 5, 6), side (1), close (2), side (3), and stamp (4), facing against LOD, with held hands curved above heads.
Part II - Repeat Opposite (4 bars): Repeat Part I against LOD.
Part III - Pas de Basque and Balance (4 bars): Taking two hands, pas de basque along LOD (1, 2, 3) and against LOD (4, 5, 6), then taking R-in-R, balance forward toward partner (1), raising R-in-R hands above heads, and balance back away from partner (4).
Part IV - Waltz (4 bars): Two full turns of right-turning waltz.
Repeat from the beginning.
"Fandango Espagnole" by Ray Downes, or another square waltz at 144 bpm.
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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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