OLD FAITHFUL’S WALTZ

SONG: Old Faithful And I by The Topp Twins from their album entitled ’Flowergirls & Cowgirls.              .

CHOREOGRAPHER: Jan Wyllie, Hervey Bay, Qld., Australia.

                                               More information about Jan’s dances is available from the website Email:janwyllie@iinet.net.au   Web Site: http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~janwyllie/

DANCE: 48 counts,  2 walls,  120 bpm, Easy Intermediate, 12 count intro,  Choreographed  April 2006

          

This dance was written for Myra Ehrlich from Torbanlea who, in the dim dark past, has been a country singer and she just loves yodelling. The Topp Twins have a similar country background to Myra and their yodelling is legendary.  I’m a big fan of both Myra AND the Topp Twins so it is my pleasure to unite them in this dance. You Go Girls!                                      NO TAGS OR RESTARTS

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STEPS           PATTERN OF DANCE

                           Waltz Fwd, Waltz Back, Waltz Fwd 1/2 Turn, Waltz Back 1/4 Turn

1,2,3                         Waltz fwd L,R,L

4,5,6                         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 making 1/4 turn left  (now facing 3 o’clock)

 

                                 Slow 6 Count Heel Jack, Waltz Back 1/4 Turn, Waltz Fwd

13,14,15                 Step fwd on L, Tap R behind L, Step back on R

16,17,18                 Touch L heel fwd, Step fwd on L, Tap R beside L

19,20,21                 Waltz back R,L,R making 1/4 turn left  (now facing the front)

22,23,24                 Waltz fwd L,R,L

 

                                 Waltz Back 1/2 turn, Waltz Fwd 1/2 Turn, Waltz Back 1/2 Turn, Waltz Fwd

25,26,27                 Waltz back R,L,R making 1/2 turn left

28,29,30                 Waltz fwd L,R,L making 1/2 turn left

31,32,33                 Waltz back R,L,R making 1/2 turn left

34,35,36                 Waltz fwd L,R,L

                                 *(if you have trouble turning just waltz straight ahead)

 

                                 Step Back Touch Hold, Behind Side Side, Step Back Touch Hold, Step Toe Strut

37,38,39                 Step back on R, Touch L toe to left side, Hold

40,41,42                 Step L behind R, Step R to right, Step L to left

43,44,45                 Step R back behind L, With body angled towards right corner touch L toe to left side, Hold

46                             Step fwd on L towards the right corner

47,48                        Still facing the corner execute a R toe strut

                                 *(you will straighten up and waltz forward to start the dance again)

 

 

This is an easy waltz but a bit unconventional in that it uses a heel jack

and a toe strut. Once you get used to that it will be a piece of cake.

 

I think the music is fabulous and those of you who are country fans will  definitely

enjoy this song by the Topp Twins. If you ever get the opportunity  to see these ladies

in action, don’t miss it, they are just so funny!  In fact, it’s hard to imagine that they

can also sing…… but they surely can, and I, for one, appreciate the fact that

they have  remained faithful to the country style of singing.

 

Hope you enjoy the waltz.  See you on the floor sometime……….Jan

                          

 

 

 

Original sheet by

Jan Wyllie