The Veleta Polka is simply an adaptation of Arthur Morris' Veleta to polka time.
Two years later, Tom Walton published an almost identical dance, the White-City Two Step, which replaces the slow double chassé in Part III with a quick quadruple one.
Both facing LOD, holding inside hands.
Part I - Promenade and Chassé Along LOD (4 bars): Polka forward two steps along LOD (1-and-2, 3-and-4), then step side (5), close (6), side (7) along LOD, opening up to face against LOD at the end.
Part II - Promenade and Chassé Against LOD (4 bars): Repeat opposite, traveling against LOD, and closing up to closed position at the end (1-and-2, 3-and-4, 5, 6, 7).
Part III - Polka and Chassé (4 bars): One full turn of polka (1-and-2, 3-and-4), then chassé twice along LOD (5, 6, 7, 8).
Part III - Polka (4 bars): Two full turns of polka (1-and-2, 3-and-4, 5-and-6, 7-and-8).
Repeat from the beginning.
"The Veleta Polka" by Arthur Morris is the specified tune, but it doesn't appear to have been recorded, so any early 20th century polka will do.
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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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