Video Links    


 

(@ February 2020: this page is in process of reorganization)

Topics:

Waltz ~ Swing ~ Tango ~ Mostly Waltz Events

see our workshop page for links that follw-up specific classes/workshops


Waltz

Waltz Basics
from our classes


(02:37) video

Moves: 00:07 -Traveling in closed position in "line of direction" 00:18 - Transition to promenade position 00:31 - Easy moves in promenade position - flipping around, pinwheel 01:12 - Around the World 01:25 - Transition to closed position (repeats some of above) 00:57 - Easy moves in promenade at a quicker tempo to see the flow 02:00 - Hesitation Steps - a way to handle "stopped traffic", etc.

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Waltz - Beyond the Basics
from our classes


(01:57) video

Moves: 00:08 - Under the Arch to Promenade 00:20 - Mirror Cross-Steps 00:31 - Under the Arch to Closed Position 00:47 - Rotary Waltz set-up (lead's back is to the center on 4-5-6) 00:56 - Under the Arch 01:09 - Mirror Cross-step 01:15 - Ochos 01:32 - Pivots

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Tandem zig-zags & Tandem turns
as taught at Mostly Waltz

(0
:44)
video

Moves: rotary waltz ~ transition to shadow (lead switches feet) ~ tandem zig-zags ~ transition to man in front ~ tandem zig-zags ~ tandem turn left ~ tandem turn right ~ transition to closed (lead switches feet)



Cross-step waltz, hesitation,
corte & more variations

taught at NEFFA, April, '18 &
Mostly Waltz May '18 &
Waltz Time June '18


(
00:50 )
video

Cradle Variations
as taught at Mostly Waltz, Oct 29, '17

(02:03) video

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The Whoosh & More
workshop material

(01:09) video

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Mostly Waltz - The Zak Routine
Under the Arch, Cross-Over & more
taught at Mostly Waltz Jan 6, 2019
& NEFFA April 13, 2019

(00:58)
video

A combination from our friend Zak Kneeland

Mostly Waltz - the Hiccup!
Pendulum Points
taught at Mostly Waltz Jan 6, 2019

(00:40)
video

A step to use just for the fun of it
during a fast tempo energetic waltz

The "Optical Illusion"
from our workshop material
(2
:41)

This is a good waltz move to have
in your repertoire.

Tandem Turns & more
first taught at Mostly Waltz, Aug. 26, 07
(
02:00 )

Note: Schottische Steps can be used!!

Moves: rotary waltz to promenade in basic cape position handhold ~ men's "half-nelson" ~ tandem turns ~ woman in half-nelson ~ convolutions ~ rotary waltz



Figures in Promenade Position
from classes in Blue Bell, PA, Feb. 07,
(
01:04)
Moves:transition to promanade ~ yo-yo ~ around the world to skater's handhold ~ whoosh~ man in half-nelson ~ tandem turns ~ rotary waltz

 


 


Waltz Flourishes - "Endearing Charms"
first taught at Mostly Waltz, Fall, '14

(02:15 )
Moves:rotary waltz ~ twinkle step ~ mirror cross-steps ~ man under arch ~ clockwise twirl ~ zig-zags (fwd) ~ zig-zags (reverse) or ochos ~ clockwise twirl ~ rotary waltz ~
Waltz Flourishes - Pre-dance lesson
first taught at Mostly Waltz, Nov. 30, 08
(
0:44 )

Moves: (total routine is 16 measures) rotary waltz ~ twinkle step ~ mirror cross-steps ~ man under arch ~ clockwise twirl ~

zig-zags (fwd) ~ ochos ~ clockwise twirl


Swing-outs, Pivaloop, Wedding Cake
Variations
- Lesson recap
taught at Mostly Waltz, Oct 25, '15
(1:07 )
Moves: this video has narration

Rhythm Breaks
recently taught at Mostly Waltz Oct 25, '15
(2
:08)

Moves: side slips ~ grapevines ~ pivots ~ hesitation steps ~ cantor rhythms

We like these moves because
they're a nice variety (or "break")
from the usual waltz "sway


Tuck turn, Peel & Catch Variations
taught at Mostly Waltz, Aug 30, '15

(00:49 )
Moves: this video has narration
Zig-Zag Variations - Lesson recap
first taught at Mostly Waltz, Nov 30, '14
(1:13 )
Moves: (00:10) the first "zig-around" ~ (00:40) the first transition from reverse zig-zags to forward zig-zags with a ladies counter clockwise twirl ~ plus general noodling of "zig-zag"ing.

One Good Turn Deserves Another
as taught at Mostly Waltz, Apr 28, '13
(0
:57)

Moves: rotary waltz ~ man under the arch ~ transition to promenade, transition to skater's handhold ~ whoosh variation ~ transition back to rotary waltz ~ pivots ~

Waltz Flourishes - Lesson recap
as taught at Mostly Waltz, June 28, '09
(
3:58 )
Moves: rotary waltz to skater's promenade ~ whoosh ~ zig-zags (reverse) ~ zig-zags (fwd) ~ ochos ~ rotary waltz

Waltzing to Latin Flavored Music
as taught at Mostly Waltz, Aug 26, '12
(
:20 short!)

Also posted on the Waltz Lab, these
moves are from a longer routine
Waltz Flourishes - Lesson recap
as taught at Mostly Waltz, June 24, '12
(2:32)
This material is mostly from
Ari Levitt's workshops he taught here
in April. (Ari's videos).

Waltzing to Latin Flavored Music
from classes in Willow Grove, PA Nov. 07,
(01:10)

Moves: lunge/corté (or scorpion, shown on Part A repeat) ~ rotary ~" un-grapevine" ~ rotary ~ pivots ~ pull & pushes ~ swivels ~ rotary ~ pivots ending with CW twirl out ~
Waltz Flourishes - Lesson recap
Prep for our lesson on Jul 24, 2011.
(1:14 )
Moves: pivot / twirl ~ pivot/ free twirl ~ chained rollaways ~ man under the arch / pivot loop ~ man under the arch /
CCW twirl / back to rotary waltz

Easter Promenading - Lesson recap
as taught at Mostly Waltz, April 24, '11
(1:13 )
Moves: rotary waltz ~ "man under arch" transition to promenade ~ optical illusion ~ around the world to skater's handhold ~ whoosh ~ promenade zig-zags with setup to the "lean" ~ rotary waltz ~swivels
Waltz Flourishes - Lesson recap
as taught at Mostly Waltz, Dec. 27, '09
(1:19 )
Moves: walk around wrap into cradle ~ rotating cradle ~ quadruple unwrap from cradle ~ wedding cake

Zig-Zags & Grapevines
from classes in Blue Bell, PA, Feb. 07,
(
01:09)
Moves: rotary waltz ~ zig-zags (fwd) ~ grapevine to man's right ~ zig-zags (reverse) ~ grapevine to man's right
Grapevines intoTwirls
from classes in Blue Bell, PA, Feb. 07,
(
00:50)
Moves:rotary waltz ~
grapevine to man's left ~ clockwise twirl



Mostly Waltz Events

Mostly Waltz 20th Anniversary Dance
held on January 6, 2019

video clips (01:02)

photos

 

 

Selections from Mostly Waltz
Glenside Memorial Hall, Glenside, PA
Sunday, March 30, 08
(03:12 )


Selections from Mostly Waltz
Feltinton Hall, Broomall, PA
Sunday, Jan 25, 09
(04:28 )





Swing

Swing Lessons Recap Fall 2012
mostly basic level

(7:20)


Swing Lessons Recap Fall 2018
mix of basics and intermediate level

(4:24)



Swing "About Face"


(0:30) video

Swing Kickaways from
from Lindy Charleston



(0:53) video

 



Swing: Original Charleston to Lindy Charleston, and 4-count Swing Variations

(
01:32)
video

Moves: Basic Charleston in closed position, Variation (basic Charleston & variations), Lindy Charleston. East Coast Basic 6-count step, variety of Tandem 4 count send-outs

 



 



Tango

Tango (American Style)
Class recap - Spring 2016

taught at Allens Lane Art Center
M(1:57 )
Moves: this video has narration

 

Tango Steps

cortes, zig-zags, ochos, grapevines

(01:55) video

 

Tango Grapevines

( 0:59) video



Tango Fan Points

(0:42) video