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Richard Powers 2002 Folk Dance Federation of California, South, Inc.

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


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.