Federation Waltz

Written by Karenne Kenny Ó 2001

 

Music: Waltz 3 x 96 bars plus 8 bar coda

Formation: Circle of 6 couples, ladies on partners right.

Numbering: 1,2,3,4,5,6 anticlockwise around set Tops = 1,3,5 Sides = 2,4,6

8

Introduction, Honour partner and corner gracefully

14

Top Couples Waltz the Set once around

2

Turn lady into place and bow/curtsey

16

Side Couples Waltz the set, finishing with bow and curtsey

Top men step in and face partners on last 2 bars.

4

Slip Step Arches 4 slip steps sideways

Side couples make 2 hand arch and move clockwise,

Top Couples join hands and move anticlockwise under arches

4

Waltz to place with Tops on inside, Sides on outside

8

Slip Step Arches in opposite direction and Waltz to place

8

Top Couples RH Star and LH Star

Men lead partners by RH into centre to make star

8

Side Couples RH Star and LH Star

16

Top Ladies Chain 4 times with Top men to reach new partner

16

Side Ladies Chain 4 times to reach new partner

   

96

Repeat

96

Repeat to return to original partner

4

Promenade (lower promenade hold)

4

Ladies turn out (Clockwise under right hands) into deep bow/curtsey.

Notes:

  1. In the dance the ladies change position, men keep same position.
  2. When not dancing, couples stand with inside hands joined, ladyís hand resting on her partnerís hand at waist height.

 

Dance Description Copyright Don Richmond  2004
This may be reproduced for self-educational purposes.