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Waltz, One Step, and Tango Partnering Tips
By Richard Powers


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Richard Powers 2002

WALTZ PARTNERING

Ideal partnering may be less critical in the Ragtime One-Step, which is a playfully forgiving dance where anything goes, but ideal partnering is more important in waltzing, where beautiful partnering can help create a magical experience. Here are some quick pointers to improve your waltzing.

FRAME (Waltz Position)


ROTARY WALTZ (Clockwise Waltz)

Exercises

Rotating

Steering


REVERSE WALTZ (Counter-clockwise)

Reverse Waltz is based on the Box Step: step fwd on L; step side on R; step on L next to (or approach) R; step back on R; step side on L; step R next to L. W begins halfway through, step back on R.

Exercise

Reversing


ONE-STEP and TANGO PARTNERING


Used with permission of the author. Reprinted from the 2004 Stockton Folk Dance Camp syllabus.


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