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Basic Weave

Waltz Basic Weave

The Waltz Basic Weave is a Bronze Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, footwork, alignment, and movement; steps diagram; a list of figures that may precede or follow the pattern; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figure, techniques and practice routines that include it.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
RF back
BDW
TH
--
-
CBM
--

2
2
LF fwd
BDW
HT
starts to turn L
-
CBM
rise e/o 2

3
3
RF to side
BLOD
TH
1/8 between 2-3
-

up, lower e/o 3

4
1
LF back in CBMP
BDC
TH
1/8 between 3-4
-

starts to rise e/o4, NFR

5
2
RF back
BDC
T
starts to turn L
-
CBM
continue to rise on 5

6
3
LF to side and slightly fwd
PDW
TH
1/4 between 5-6, body turns less
-

up, lower e/o 6
This could end in PP.
7
1
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
FDW
H

-
CBM
--

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
LF fwd
DW
H
--
-
CBM
--
More advanced version: use ball of foot to whole foot on step 1.
2
2
RF back
DW
T
starts to turn L
-
CBM
rise e/o 2

3
3
LF to side
PDC
TH
1/4 between 2-3, body turn less
-

up, lower e/o 3

4 1 RF fwd in CBMP, OP
FDC
HT
-
-

starts to rise e/o 4
This is like outside change step.
5
2
LF fwd
FDC
T
starts to turn L
-
CBM
cont to rise on 5

6
3
RF to side and slightly back
BDW
TH
1/4 between 5-6, body turn less
-

up, lower e/o 6
Finish the turn on LF (in previous step) before stepping RF diagonally back.
This could end in PP.
7
1
LF back in CBMP
BDW
T
-
-
CBM
--

Technique Notes

  • In the class, the instructor used a variation of this step to finish in Promenade position going DW
    • step 3: ending moving down LOD
    • step 4: same, LOD
    • step 5: Man back step, Lady: fwd; CBM
    • step 6: lady: RF forward DW (after collecting/brushing).  then collect LF, ending in promenade position.
  • This step is usually used in corners. Not very good to use along LOD to stop movement.
  • When Reverse Turn precedes this step, it's better to commence 3 steps Reverse Turn facing LOD.