SONG: Lay Down Beside Me by Kenny Rogers.  The best version is on the double cd with Anne Murray which is called Love Songs. This is available on Jan's no. 10 cd    More info from the website below. CHOREOGRAPHER: Jan Wyllie, Hervey Bay, Qld., Australia                                       Web Site:                              DANCE:51 counts, 2 walls,  100bpm,  Suitable for Easy Intermediate Level   Choreo March 2007. 

Written by request for an easier dance to this song.  ‘Repose Waltz’ is an upper intermediate level dance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3 easy TAGS . ===========================================================================================

STEPS                   PATTERN OF DANCE

                                 Waltz Fwd, Waltz Back, Waltz Fwd Making 1/2 Left, Waltz Back

1,2,3,4,5,6            Waltz fwd L,R,L    Waltz back R,L,R

7,8,9                         Waltz fwd L,R,L making 1/2 turn left

10,11,12                 Waltz back R,L,R


                                 To Diagonal:Step Scuff Scuff, Waltz Back, Waltz Fwd 1/2 turn, Waltz Back

13,14,15                 Turning to face left corner: Step fwd on L, Scuff R fwd and back

16,17,18                 Still facing diagonal: Waltz back R,L,R

19,20,21                 Still facing diagonal: Waltz fwd L,R,L making 1/2 turn left

22,23,24                 Waltz back R,L,R straightening up to the side wall (9 o’clock)


                                 Waltz Fwd, Waltz Back, Step Fwd Step Pivot 1/4, Cross Waltz

25-30                        Waltz fwd L,R,L Waltz back R,L,R

31,32,33                 Step fwd on L, Step fwd on R pivot 1/4 left transferring wt to L

34,35,36                 Step R across L, Rock/step L to left, Rock/return wt sideways onto R


                                 Cross Waltz, Cross Waltz, Waltz Fwd, Step Back Slide Hold

37,38,39                 Step L across R, Rock/step R to right, Rock/return wt sideways onto L

40,41,42                 Step R across L, Rock/step L to left, Rock/return wt sideways onto R

43,44,45                 Waltz fwd L,R,L

46,47,48                 Step back on R, Slide L to R, Hold


                                 Walk Fwd L,R Scuff

49,50,51                 Walk fwd L R, Scuff L fwd



                                 There is a simple 3 count tag—it goes like this…..

1,2,3                         Touch L heel fwd, Hold, Touch L toe beside R

                                 Do it after walls 1 and 3

                                 Do it twice after wall 2



Hope you find this dance more manageable than Repose Waltz

I personally ove the music and have always enjoyed dancing to it,

but realise that many people found the steps to be too hard.


Now I have been asked to write something easier and

Little Repose Waltz has been born!

It should be suitable for everyone, but if it’s too easy for you,

try Repose Waltz as it is a lovely dance for experienced dancers.

From memory, it won the advanced waltz section at Tamworth a few years

ago, or was it 2nd?  Not sure, but it doesn’t really matter now does it    …

See you on the floor sometime… Jan                       







Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie