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Outside Change

Waltz Outside Change

The Waltz Outside Change 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
LF back
BDC
TH
--
-

Start to rise e/o 1

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

3
3
LF to side and slightly fwd
Pointing DW
TH
1/4 between 2-3, body turns less
-

up, lower e/o 3

4
1
RF fwd in CBMP, OP
Facing DW
H

-
CBM


Follower

Step Timing Movement
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
RF fwd
Facing DC
HT
--
-

Start to rise e/o 1 Big steps.
2
2
LF fwd
Facing DC
T
starts to turn L
-
CBM
Continue to rise on 2
Variation: Finish in Promenade Position, in which case, foot position doesn't change, but turn shoulders toward Man. Keep head outside shoulder.
3
3
RF to side and slightly back
Backing DW
TH
1/4 between 2-3, body turn less
-

up, lower e/o 3

4 1 LF back in CBMP
Backing DW
T
-
-
CBM