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Preliminary Dance Patterns - 3651 Dutch Waltz

Music

  • Waltz 3/4

Tempo

  • 46 measures of 3 beats 
  • 138 beats per minute

Pattern

  • Set

Suggested Introductory Steps:

Two straight steps, LF of three beats, and RF of three beats same for both partners, woman starts on man's right.

The dance starts in one corner of the rink, progressing down the side and across the end where it repeats down the other side and across the end to the start; thus requiring two sequences of the dance for one round of the rink.

The dance is skated to slow, deliberate waltz music and consists mostly of progressive sequences interspersed with long rolling edges. It thus allows beginners to devote their attention to getting the feel of the music instead of worrying about complicated steps, and allows them to enjoy rhythmical motion in their skating.

Upright position, good carriage, and easy flow without too much effort are desired in the dance. The partners should strive for unison of free leg swings and soft knee action throughout the dance. The dance is skated in Kilian hold.

Inventor

  • George Muller

First Performed

  • Colorado Springs, 1948

3651 DUTCH WALTZ

Hold Step No. Step
(same for both)

Number of Beats of Music

 Kilian LFO 
   RFI-Pr 
  LFO  
   RFO-SwR 
   LFO- SwR 
  RFO  
   LFI-Pr 
   RFO 
   LFO 
  10  RFI-Pr 
  11   LFO 
  12   RFI-Pr 
  13  LFO 
  14   RFO- SwR 
  15  LFO  
  16   RFI-Pr 

3651 DUTCH WALTZ

Set Pattern Dance

Both partners skate same steps

 

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