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.
Count 1: RF back | BDW | TH | -- | - | CBM | --
Count 2: LF fwd | BDW | HT | starts to turn L | - | CBM | rise e/o 2
Count 3: RF to side | BLOD | TH | 1/8 between 2-3 | - | up, lower e/o 3
Count 1: LF back in CBMP | BDC | TH | 1/8 between 3-4 | - | starts to rise e/o4, NFR
Count 2: RF back | BDC | T | starts to turn L | - | CBM | continue to rise on 5
Count 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.
Count 1: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | FDW | H | - | CBM | --
Count 1: LF fwd | DW | H | -- | - | CBM | --
More advanced version: use ball of foot to whole foot on step 1.
Soft knee on this step.
Count 2: RF back | DW | T | starts to turn L | - | CBM | rise e/o 2
Take center back.
Count 3: LF to side | PDC | TH | 1/4 between 2-3, body turn less | - | up, lower e/o 3
Count 1: RF fwd in CBMP, OP | FDC | HT | - | - | starts to rise e/o 4
This is like outside change step.
Body stay behind the foot.
Allow R side to relax down to create the diagonal.
Avoid turn center and shoulder to left.
Count 2: LF fwd | FDC | T | starts to turn L | - | CBM | cont to rise on 5
Taking spine to LF.
Count 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.
Count 1: LF back in CBMP | BDW | T | - | - | CBM | --
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.