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Waltz Gold Routine Technique Notes

General Notes:
  • keep elbows above and in front of shoulders
  • keep head and shoulders back (don't invade man's space, imagine that the partnership creates sort of an inverted cone shape)
  • in PP, don't tip forward, stay left and back (hips go before shoulders)
Notes:
  1. Prep Step (456) - Man facing DW on long wall
  2. Natural Spin Turn (overturned)  (123 123)
    • Overturned, ending with Man almost backing LOD.
  3. Turning Lock to R  (1&23)
    • 1& 2: Lady's head to left. Only turn to R going into 3.
  4. Weave From Promenade Position end PP  (123 123)
  5. Chasse From Promenade Position  (1 2& 3)
  6. Natural Turn  (123)
  7. Open Impetus  (123) - at corner
    • Ending in PP.
  8. Left Whisk and Standing Spin  (123 1&23)
    • Left Whisk: ending w/ Lady's head turned to left
    • Standing Spin: Lady: HT, T, T, TH running fwd (no cross), Lady's head keep to the left
  9. Fallaway Whisk  (123), ending moving DC on new LOD
    • Starting first step for Lady: HT, OP, keep head to left.
  10. Wing  (123)
    • Lady: head stay left
  11. Double Reverse Spin  (1 2& 3)
  12. Fallaway Reverse And Slip Pivot  (12&3)
  13. Progressive Chasse To R  (1 2& 3)
  14. Outside Spin  (123)
  15. Natural Spin Turn  (123 123) - at corner
  16. Turning Lock  (1&23)
    • Lady: at end of 3, Lady turning left into Left Whisk on 1.
  17. Left Whisk on Count 1 and Check  (1&23)
    • Lady: 
      • 1: LF back across back; Lady head to left
      • &: RF replace, head still left
      • 2: LF to side, head sharp turn to right
      • 3: hold
  18. Contra Check  (123)
    • Lady: 1: big step back, keep heel up, weight split. body rotate to left, but keep left side up. don't break neck.
      • keep toe of LF down
  19. Wing  (123)
  20. Fallaway Reverse And Slip Pivot  (12&3)
    • Lady: keep head to left throughout the steps to Drag Hesitation.
  21. Double Reverse Spin  (1 2& 3)
  22. Fallaway Reverse And Slip Pivot  (12&3)
  23. Drag Hesitation  (123)
    • Lady: 1: RF back; 2: LF to side, head turn to right; 3: hold
  24. Back Whisk  (123), ending in corner, moving DC on new LOD
    • Lady:  RF fwd, OP into Back Whisk.
  25. Weave From Promenade Position end OP  (123 123)
  26. Natural Turn  (123)
  27. Closed Impetus  (123)
  28. Reverse Pivot  (&)
  29. Reverse Turn  (123)
    • Lady: on 2, LF to side, turn head to right
  30. Hover Corte  (123 456) at corner.
    • First step, inline; articulate head during 2 3 4 5 
  31. Outside Change end OP  (123)
    • Lady: keep head position, ending head to right, recover during Natural Spin Turn.
Repeat from Natural Spin Turn