Waltz Amelia

{c. 1908}


This is an easy waltz sequence dance composed by Florence Finnigan around 1908.

It is step-for-step identical to the later Allies' Waltz.

The Position

Both facing LOD, holding inside hands.

The Dance

Part I

2 bars: A solo waltz forward, rolling away from your partner, Lead turning to the left, Follow to the right, then face partners, holding both hands.

2 bars: A gliding side step along LOD (1), then a gliding side step against LOD (4).

4 bars: Repeat the first four bars.

Part II

2 bars: Take partner in closed position and waltz one full turn.

2 bars: Open out to open position and promenade along LOD for six steps.*

* Though not specified, this works nicely as a slight vis à vis: facing slightly away from partner on the first three steps, and facing partner on the second three.

4 bars: Close up to waltz position and waltz two full turns.

Repeat it all from the beginning.

The Music

Waltz music.


© 2017, 2018 Nick Enge

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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