Familjewalsen (Norwegian Family Waltz)


Leveleasy (assigned by the editor)
TypeCircle Mixer
All take hands in a ring
(6) Balance to your corner, then to your partner
(6) Again balance to your corner, then to your partner
(12) Corners waltz, ending with the lady on the right

Editor's Notes:
Gents start on left foot, ladies on right (hence one begins by moving towards one's corner). For the waltz the gent guides his corner (lady on the left) into ballroom position on the first three counts, they waltz one complete turn in six counts, and the gent guides the lady out to his right on the last three counts.
The music should be at a moderate tempo so there is sufficient time to enjoy the balances.
A waltz tune of 64 bars will be eight times through the dance.
Collected from Gordon Tracey

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
Added to database 6/4/1997; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen