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Viennese Waltz

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Viennese Waltz Variation #5 (6:15)
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Viennese Waltz Combination (2:38)
All 5 Viennese Waltz variations shown together.

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STYLE:
American Style Viennese Waltz

LEVEL:
Intermediate to Advanced

DESCRIPTION:
Forward Change to Natural Turn, Underarm Cross Turns with free spin ending, Right Side-by-Side Cross, Lady's Underarm Turn, Challenge Line to Drop Oversway (optional Develope for lady), Underarm Turns to L&R, Promenade Hesitation.

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, facing line of dance.
 
1-31,2,31-3 FORWARD CHANGE STEP, LRL.No turn, or slight turn to left. 
 
4-91,2,31-6 NATURAL TURN, RLR, LRL.1 full turn to right. 
1,2,3 
 
101Right foot forward.Begin to turn to right. 
112Left foot diagonally forward in promenade position, left side leading.1/8 turn to right between 10-11. Begin to release lady from body contact. 
123Right foot closes to left foot in promenade position.End in an open promenade position, facing diagonal wall. Release right hand from lady's back. 
 
131Left foot forward in left side-by-side position.1/8 turn to left between 12-13, beginning to pass under raised LH-RH hold. Swing right arm down and forward, to pass between you and your partner. Note that both partners pass under the same raised LH-RH hold simoultaneously. 
142Right foot side, in back-to-back position.1/4 turn to left between 13-14 under raised LH-RH hold. 
153Cross left foot in front of right foot, in an open inverted counter promenade position.1/8 turn to left between 14-15, to end backing diagonal wall. Lower left hand to waist level. 
 
161Right foot back in left side-by-side position.1/8 turn to left between 15-16. Now backing line of dance. 
172Left foot side & slightly forward in open promenade position.3/8 turn to left between 16-17 (body turns less). 
183Right foot closes to left foot in open promenade position.Body completes turn. End facing diagonal wall. 
 
19-211,2,3REPEAT STEPS 13-15.1/2 turn to left over 18-21. End in an open inverted counter promenade position, backing diagonal wall. 
 
221Right foot back.1/4 turn to left between 21-22. Step taken towards diagonal center. 
232Left foot forward in open promenade position.3/8 turn to left between 22-23. Step taken down line of dance. Release LH-RH hold, allowing lady to spin free. 
243Right foot back (pivot).1/2 turn to left between 23-24. Step taken down line of dance. Then pivot 3/8 to left on right foot, to end facing diagonal wall in an open promenade position. Take lady's left hand in your right hand. 
 
251Left foot forward in right side-by-side position.1/8 turn to left between 24-25. Step taken down line of dance. 
262Right foot side & slightly forward.1/8 turn to left between 25-26. 
273Cross left foot behind right foot in an open inverted promenade position.End facing diagonal center. 
 
281Right foot forward in right side-by-side position.1/8 turn to right between 27-28. Step taken down line of dance. Swing right arm down and leftward, between you and your partner, leading her to begin to turn to her left. 
292Left foot side & slightly forward.1/8 turn to right between 28-29, to end facing diagonal wall. Release RH-LH hold. Then take lady's right hand in your left hand in a raised position and continue leading her to turn under raised LH-RH hold. 
303Right foot forward in promenade position and CBMP.Replace right hand on lady's back and end in a normal closed hold, in promenade position facing diagonal wall. 
 
311(2,3)Left foot side in promenade position. Right foot remains pointing to side.Stretch upper body to left with leftward sway. Head is turned to left ("Challenge Line"). 
32(1,2,3)No step.Flex left knee and sway strongly to right, while rotating upper body to right. Head also turns to right ("Drop Oversway"). 
 
331Transfer weight sideways to right foot.1/4 turn to right to face diagonal wall against line of dance. Dissolve sway and straighten leg to normal flex. Release right hand from lady's back and lift left hand, leading lady to turn to her left under rasied RH-LH hold. 
34-2No step.Lower left hand to waist level, leading lady to continue to turn to her left. 
35-3No step. 
 
36-1No step.Change hand hold from LH-RH to RH-RH. 
37-2No step.Raise right hand and begin to lead lady to turn to her right under raised RH-RH hold. 
383Close right foot to left foot.1/8 turn to right between 36-38 to end facing wall. Lower right hand at completion of lady's turn. 
 
391Left foot side & slightly forward in an open promenade position.1/8 turn to left between 38-39. Change RH-RH hold to LH-RH hold, then replace right hand on lady's back to end in a normal closed dance hold (promenade position). 
402(3)Close right foot to left foot in promenade position, without weight. 
 
411Right foot forward & across in promenade position and CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
42-2Left foot begins to close towards right foot.Continue turning to left. 
43-3Left foot closes completely to right foot, without weight.1/8 turn to left over 41-43. End in closed position, facing line of dance. 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed position, backing line of dance.
 
1-31,2,31-3 FORWARD CHANGE STEP (Lady's part), RLR.No turn, or slight turn to left. 
 
4-91,2,31-6 NATURAL TURN, RLR, LRL.1 full turn to right. 
1,2,3 
 
101Left foot back.Begin to turn to right. 
112Right foot side in promenade position.3/8 turn to right between 10-11 (body turns less). 
123Left foot closes to right foot in promenade position.Body completes turn. End in an open promenade position, facing diagonal center. Release left hand from man's shoulder. 
 
131Right foot forward in left side-by-side position.1/8 turn to right between 12-13, beginning to pass under raised LH-RH hold. Swing left arm down and forward, to pass between you and your partner. Note that both partners pass under the same raised LH-RH hold simoultaneously. 
142Left foot side, in back-to-back position.1/4 turn to right between 13-14 under raised LH-RH hold. 
153Cross right foot in front of left foot, in an open inverted counter promenade position.1/8 turn to right between 14-15, to end backing diagonal center. Lower right hand to waist level. 
 
161Left foot back in left side-by-side position.1/8 turn to right between 15-16. Now backing line of dance. 
172Right foot side & slightly forward in open promenade position.3/8 turn to right between 16-17 (body turns less). 
183Left foot closes to right foot in open promenade position.Body completes turn. End facing diagonal center. 
 
19-211,2,3REPEAT STEPS 13-15.1/2 turn to right over 18-21. End in an open inverted counter promenade position, backing diagonal center. 
 
221Left foot back.1/4 turn to right between 21-22. Step taken towards diagonal wall. 
232Right foot forward in open promenade position.3/8 turn to right between 22-23. Step taken down line of dance. Release LH-RH hold. 
243Left foot back (pivot).1/2 turn to right between 23-24. Step taken down line of dance. Then pivot 3/8 to right on left foot, to end facing diagonal center in an open promenade position. 
 
251Right foot forward in right side-by-side position.1/8 turn to right between 24-25. Step taken down line of dance. 
262Left foot side & slightly forward.1/8 turn to right between 25-26. 
273Cross right foot behind left foot in an open inverted promenade position.End facing diagonal wall. 
 
281Left foot forward in right side-by-side position.1/8 turn to left between 27-28. Step taken down line of dance. Swing left arm down and leftward, between you and your partner. 
292Right foot side & slightly back (pivot).Release RH-LH hold. 3/8 turn to left between 28-29. Join raised RH to man's LH. 
303Left foot forward in promenade position and CBMP.5/8 turn to right under raised LH-RH hold between 29-30. End facing line of dance. 
 
311(2,3)Right foot diagonally forward in promenade position.1/8 turn to left between 30-31. Replace left hand on man's shoulder. Stretch upper body to right with rightward sway. Head is turned to right ("Challenge Line"). 
32(1,2,3)No step.Rotate upper body to left with strong leftward sway. Head also turns to left ("Drop Oversway"). Optional develope: Lift left foot to inside of right knee (count 1), then extend left foot forward from the knee (count 2,3). 
 
331Left foot forward, towards man's right side.3/8 turn to left under raised LH-RH hold (body turns less). Dissolve sway and straighten leg to normal flex. Release left hand from man's shoulder. Step taken against line of dance. 
342Right foot back.1/2 turn to left under raised LH-RH hold between 33-34. Lower right hand to waist level at completion of turn. End facing line of dance. 
353Ronde left leg on floor, front to back (counter-clockwise).Continue turning to left. 
 
361Cross left foot loosely behind right foot.1/4 turn to left over 34-36. Now facing center. 
372Right foot forward.1/4 turn to right under raised RH-RH hold between 36-37. Step taken down line of dance. 
383Left foot back (pivot).1/2 turn to right between 37-38. 
 
391Right foot side & slightly forward in an open promenade position.3/8 turn to right between 38-39. Replace left hand on man's shoulder to end in a normal closed dance hold (promenade position). 
402(3)Close left foot to right foot in promenade position, without weight.Optional develope: Left left foot to inside of right knee (count 2), then extend left leg forward from knee. 
 
411Left foot forward in promenade position and CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
42-2Right foot side & slightly back.1/4 turn to left between 41-42. 
433Cross left foot in front of right foot.1/8 turn to left between 42-43. End in closed position, backing line of dance. 
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