Dance Notation for Alex Woodcock's Waltz

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Each dance notation includes (in the left hand column) an indication of how to "count out" the rhythm. This is the same as the corresponding "counts" under the music notation for each step.

Notation is given for steps starting off both left and right as you may need to start off either foot when a step is part of a routine. In the video of the whole dance, steps 1 3 5 & 6 start with the left, but steps 2 & 4 start with the right.

Each "step" takes 16 bars of music and includes a distinctive named rhythm

The named rhythms are:
1 Catch Out
2 Baby Crunch 3 Jump Clicks4 Click Crunch 5 Lazy Walks6 Bells

For each "step" the rhythms are danced in the following order:

• Platform & Named Rhythm (4 bars)
• Platform & Named Rhythm again (4 bars)
• Platform & Named Rhythm a third time (4 bars)
• Platform & Finish (4 bars).


Platform (start L)
Finish (start L)
Finish (start R)
Platform (start R)
  left foot right foot
1
Step
2
Catch Out
3
Hop
4
Heel Beat
5
6

 

left foot right foot
1
Spring
&
shuffle
2
&
Step
3
Step
4
Spring
&
shuffle
5
&
Step
6
Step

 

left foot right foot
1
Spring
&
shuffle
2
&
Step
3
Step
4
Spring
&
shuffle
5
&
Step
6
Step
  left foot right foot
1
Step
2
Catch Out
3
Hop
4
Heel Beat
5
6

 
left
right
1
Spring
2
Catch Out
3
Hop
&
Catch In
4
Step
5
Catch Out
6
Hop
&
Tap

Notation for step 1

Catch Out

 
left
right
1
Spring
2
Catch Out
3
Hop
&
Catch In
4
Step
5
Catch Out
6
Hop
&
Tap

 
left
right
1
Step
a
shuffle
2
&
Hop
a
Heel Drop
3
Toe Tap
4
Step
a
Shuffle
5
&
Hop
a
Heel Drop
6
Toe Tap
 
left
right
1
Step
a
shuffle
2
&
Hop
a
Heel Drop
3
Toe Tap
4
Step
a
Shuffle
5
&
Hop
a
Heel Drop
6
Toe Tap

Notation for step 2

Baby Crunch


 
left
right
1
Jump
Jump
2
Click Heels
Click Heels
&
Land
3
Toe Tap
4
Jump
Jump
5
Click Heels
Click Heels
&
Land
6
Toe Tap

Notation for step 3

Jump Clicks

 
left
right
1
Jump
Jump
2
Click Heels
Click Heels
&
Land
3
Toe Tap
4
Jump
Jump
5
Click Heels
Click Heels
&
Land
6
Toe Tap

 
left
right
1
Step
2
Click Toe To Heel
&
Hop
a
Heel Drop
3
Toe Tap
4
Step
5
Click Toe To Heel
&
Hop
a
Heel Drop
6
Toe Tap
 
left
right
1
Step
2
Click Toe To Heel
&
Hop
a
Heel Drop
3
Toe Tap
4
Step
5
Click Toe To Heel
&
Hop
a
Heel Drop
6
Toe Tap

Notation for step 4

Click Crunch


 
left
right
1
Step
&
Shuffle
2
&
Toe
3
Heel
&
Shuffle
4
&
Toe
5
Heel
&
Ball
6
Change
 
left
right
1
Step
&
Shuffle
2
&
Toe
3
Heel
&
Shuffle
4
&
Toe
5
Heel
&
Ball
6
Change

Notation for step 5

Lazy Walks


 
left
right
1
Step
2
Click heels to side
&
Land (step)
3
Land (toe Tap)
4
Step
5
Click Heels To Side
&
Land (step)
6
Land (Toe Tap)
 
left
right
1
Step
2
Click heels to side
&
Land (step)
3
Land (toe Tap)
4
Step
5
Click Heels To Side
&
Land (step)
6
Land (Toe Tap)

Notation for step 6

Bells


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