Trixie Waltz

{c. 1906}


The Trixie Waltz is a easy waltz sequence dance composed by A. E. Brown around 1906.

It's a simple variation on Arthur Morris' earlier Veleta (1900).

An unrelated sequence dance of the same name was composed by Michael and Michelle Benton in 1991.

The Position

Facing partner, both hands joined, Lead facing out.

The Dance

Part I - Balance and Rollaway (4 bars): Balance along LOD (1) and against LOD (4), then rollaway along LOD with a full waltz (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Leading turning left and Follow turning right.

Part II - Repeat Part I (4 bars): Repeat Part I (1, 4 / 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Part III - Waltz and Chassé* (4 bars): Dance one full turn of right-turning waltz (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), then step side (1), close (3), side (4), close (6) along LOD.

Part IV - Waltz* (4 bars): Dance two full turns of right-turning rotary waltz (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 / 1, 2, 3, 4, 6).

* The second half of the dance is the same as Arthur Morris' Veleta (1900).

Repeat from the beginning.

The Music

As the Trixie Waltz description was published as an advertisement alongside Brown's Duchess Barn Dance of the same year, it's unclear whether there was ever a specific tune for it. In any case, a square, early 20th century waltz will do.


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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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