WaltzPlay holds dances every Sunday 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
November 30 – Crosstep Waltz Figures
Jay Aland will teach Crosstep Waltz Figures. In particular, the new Waterfall/Grapevine figure. Crosstep Waltz, similar to Argentine Tango, has hundreds of documented figures. What the best dancers have done with this plethora of steps is to select a few favorites, and practice and refine them until they have mastered them. If you were to pick one Crosstep Waltz figure to be the one you choose to master, and dance in every Crosstep Waltz, with every partner, it might well be the Waterfall/Grapevine figure.
Richard Powers developed the Waterfall/Grapevine figure with Campbell Miller, and taught it to us in the Berea workshop a few weeks ago. It is easy to lead and follow, and flows smoothly and gracefully. It seems easy to lead any partner in this figure, whether they have done it already or not. It’s the rare kind of step which both feels good and looks good, for both partners. If this were the only figure you knew in Crosstep Waltz, it would be enough.
Class will start promptly at 2:00 pm, and we will start by building the foundation for the rest of this figure. Please be ready to dance at 2:00 to learn from the beginning.
Don’t Forget . . . The Waltz Play Christmas Party will be on December 21. We will have live music and potluck (what will you bring?). Put it on your schedule.
In addition to various styles of Waltz, we also do many other types of dances such as:
- One Step
- Ragtime Tango
Additional Helpful Information:
- Beginners are welcome.
- Come with or without a partner.
- Dress casually or fancy, it’s up to you.
- Wear shoes for dancing. (We strongly recommend leather-soled shoes.)