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The WaltzPlay Gang


WaltzPlay holds dances every Sunday 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

August 31 – Crosstep Waltz

John Dougan will teach cross step waltz as a follow-up to our waltz parallels class. This delightfully intimate   and equal opportunity variation uses similiar footwork, turning in the same direction. However you will at least step in the usual direction for a right turn. All right turns, but turning from a promenade frame, when and where you are ready.

Again, there are a few tricks that make this step work more easily. Learning the basics and how to lead and follow will make this a step you can dance, especially to the slower waltzes in our dance music programs. Ladies will feel more comfortable following and will be able to dance their part much more strongly, which I hope you will enjoy.


I try to have you dancing and practicing as much as possible during the lesson. I will assist individuals and couples as we practice the elements of cross-step. I do like to limit learning bad habits. We will regularly rotate partners unless you wish to dance with your special dance friend. I will teach both the standard and my own simplified variations. See you there.


In addition to various styles of Waltz, we also do many other types of dances such as:

  • Swing
  • One Step
  • Rumba
  • Ragtime Tango
  • Foxtrot
  • Cha-Cha
  • Etcetera

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.)