WALTZES

 

BEGINNER LEVEL  -  Learning To Waltz

12 Step Waltz              Hank Thompson                         Shenandoah Waltz

 

Love At First Waltz      Newfoundland Waltz                  Eddie Coffey

 

Waltz Of Woe              Travis Tritt                             Here's A Quarter           

 

Undying Love   24 counts,        2 walls,             Beginner Waltz with a difference 

 

 

EASY INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Waltz With You                                    48 counts, 2 walls, Easy Intermediate, 108 bpm, Song by Teddy Thompson

                                                            I wrote this dance as an easy alternative to Terry Hogan’s ‘All I Want’.

                                                            Although easy, this dance still has a bit of a challenge about it and is not intended

                                                            as a  beginner dance.  I have typed the lyrics of the        song below so you can sing

                                                            along as you dance.. Just sing ‘all I want to do is waltz with you’ instead of  singing

                                                            ‘all I want to do is live with you’.  It’s such a beautiful song!

                                                            2 EASY RESTARTS

 

 

Blue Canadian Waltz                            48 counts, 2 walls, VERY EASY, 128 bpm, Song by Sweethearts Of The Rodeo

                                                            I have written the dance for our Improver level dancers and have a

                                                          feeling that this  level waltz to this old song may appeal to lots more

                                                            people out there…. Hope  you enjoy them both!

                                                            1 RESTART

 

Just One More Waltz                            48 counts, 2 walls,  Easy Intermediate, 144bpm, Song by Johnny Rodriquez…

NO TAGS/RESTARTS

 

A Guy's Waltz                                      48 counts, 2 walls, 160 bpm, Easy Intermediate, Song by Brad Paisley

                                                            This dance was an impromptu effort during my New Zealand Workshop Tour in

                                                            October 2007.  Joy Murdoch from Balclutha in the South Island gave me the

                                                          music on the Friday night and I taught the dance next day at her workshop.

                                                            Congratulations to our Aussie group who quickly learned the dance in their motel

                                                            room so that they could demonstrate it before I taught it…thanks ladies!

                                                            It's quite a pacey little waltz but is still very manageable so have a go!

2 EASY TAGS

 

Champagne No Ice                              48 counts, 2 walls, Easy Intermediate Waltz, 128 bpm, Song by Elton John

featuring Tammy Wynette.        Written in response to a request for an easier dance

 to this lovely song because many people can’t handle the harder dance by M V Lobos

 called  Champagne On Ice. This dance is called Champagne, No Ice! Looking at the

step sheet this dance may seem harder than it really is. The Monterey turn is unusual

 in a waltz but it’s easy and feels nice to do…. So have a go!

 1 RESTART

Night Rider's Waltz                               48 counts, Upper Level Of Easy Int Waltz,  Song by Nanci Griffith

                                                            This is a very nice song which feels  lovely to dance to. I enjoy it anyhow, hope you do too.

                                                            1 Repetitive tag

 

Little Repose Waltz                              48 counts, 2 walls, Easy Int. Waltz,  Song by Kenny Rogers     

                                                            This is the easy version of Repose Waltz which was so popular a few years ago.

                                                            It was written in response to a request for an easier waltz to this music.  Nice.

Somebody's Waltz                                48 counts, 2 walls, Easy Intermediate, Song by Scooter Lee  

 

                                                            This dance was choreographed for Debbie Guy from Toowoomba, for her 40th birthday,

 by request from her students who love her and appreciate the time she spends with them.

 It is just a beautiful song and the dance is lovely to do.  You'll like it I'm sure!

                                                            NO TAGS/RESTARTS

     (In Memory Of)

Rose Of Hearts Waltz                           48 counts, 2 walls, 112 bpm, Easy Intermediate  Song by Johnny Rodriquez

                                                            The original Rose of Hearts Waltz was my first attempt at line dance choreography.

                                                            I wrote it for Anneke and it won quite a few competitions back then. However, in  retrospect,

                                                             it was the worst piece of choreography imaginable.  I thought it time to right the wrong, so

                                                             here is  version 2, still simple and still retaining most of the steps from the first attempt...which

                                                             by the way was about 12 years ago now….. My how the time flies as the years roll on! 

                                                            Anneke died of a brain tumour in March 1999 but she will always live on in my heart.

                                                            The original dance was done to the version of the song by Hugh Moffatt but these days I prefer

                                                            this version by Johnny Rodriquez. It is also sung by  Foster & Allen,Johnny Cash (faster),

                                                             Paul McCloud and several  others, so you just take your pick!

 

Shining Waltz                                        48 counts, 2 walls, Easy Int.  96 bpm Song by Doug Stone

                                                            The dancers at my Sunshine Coast workshop demo'd this dance for my benefit because

                                                             although I wrote it, I had actually never seen it done… and I liked it a lot! 

 

 

Waltz Of Farewell                                48 counts, 2 Walls, ONE RESTART.

                                                            This is a beautiful song by Daniel O’Donnell – the dance is nice too!

 

Waltz Of Three Els                               48 counts, 2 walls, 132 bpm, One Tag. We are waltzing to Bobby Bare in this dance.

 

Waltzing Out Of Reach             48 counts, 2 walls, 120 bpm, No Tags Or Restarts in this little waltz,The song is by David Ball

 

 

Two Minute Waltz                                48 counts, 2 walls, Easy Int Waltz,  Choreo by Bill Bader & Jan Wyllie, song by Vince Gill

R U Waltzing                             48 counts, Easy Intermediate Waltz,  Song by Robert Mizzell

                                                             A nice little waltz which features a hook half  tur nto keep your mind on the job.

                                                            NO TAGS OR RESTARTS

 

An Irish Waltz                                      This waltz was a big hit at Tamworth in January 2004 and was ultimately done all over the world.                                                                                                     It’s Easy Intermediate, has stomps and claps and is very ‘Irish’.

                                                            NOMINATED FOR DANCE OF THE YEAR AT TAMWORTH 2008  (RUNNER UP)

 

Bird On A Wire                                                            48 counts, 2 walls,  Easy Intermediate Waltz, Song by Jimmy Barnes and Troy Cassar Daley                                                  THIS IS A VERY POPULAR DANCE  NO TAGS OR RESTARTS 

Waltz Of Regret -                                   VERY POPULAR AND LOVELY TO DO

 

Delilah's Waltz                                      48 COUNTS AND GOOD FUN!

 

 Rosie's Waltz                                      Jim Reeves sings sweet little songs and although he has been in heaven for a

long time, many ,many people remain devoted fans... including me.

This is an easy waltz to his song Rosa Rio, but I hope it still  feels interesting,

Waltz Of The New Moon         A  LOVELY EASY INTERMEDIATE WALTZ

                                                

Easy Waltz Of The Wind                      EASY INTERMEDIATE

 

New Waltz Old Flame              48 counts,2 walls, 112 bpm,     Easy Intermediate, Song by Anne Murray        

                                                            DIFFERENT AND LOVELY TO DO. VERY POPULAR

 

That's Irish                                            An easier waltz to the same music as ‘An Irish Waltz’, for those folk who can’t quite manage the next level yet.

 

Lonely Waltz                                        Easy Int. Level                                            TAMWORTH WINNER 2001

 

Today's Waltz                                      Intermediate                48 counts

 

Whispering Waltz                                 Easy Intermediate,      48 counts, 2 walls           song by Daniel O’Donnell and Mary Duff..

 

C 'n C Waltz                                        48 counts,                     2 walls, ,          Easy Intermediate                     song by Craig Morgan.

Old Faithful's Waltz  taught in NZ          48 counts,                    2 walls,            Easy Int                                    song by Topp Twins from NZ 

 

Waltzing With You                               48 counts,                    2 walls,             Easy Intermediate Level            song by Louise Morrissey

FINALE WALTZ                                48 counts                     2 walls Easy Intermediate level.           song by Englebert Humperdinck,

 

The Cowgirl's Waltz                             48 counts,                    2 walls,             Intermediate Level Waltz,         Song by  Joni Harms      

 

Waltzin' A Daisy A Day

The Scottish Waltz                                 48 counts,                   2 walls,             Easy Intermediate Level            song by Carlene Carter

 

Mockingbird Waltz                               An Easy intermediate waltz to a ‘golden oldie’ song.

 

Adios                                                   An easy Intermediate waltz – in memory of Gail of Gisborne N.Z.

 

 Heavenly Waltz                                   Easy Int

 

 

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Second Love                                        Int/Adv               TAMWORTH WINNER 2001   

 

Anneke's Waltz                                    WRITTEN IN MEMORY OF MY BELOVED ANNEKE WHO DIED FROM A BRAIN TUMOUR IN MARCH 1999

 

Waltz Of The Wind                               TAMWORTH winner 2001     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbYp8ZdF5vA 

 

Rodeo's Rose                                        Int/Adv  VERY POPULAR

 

The Waltz                                             Intermediate Level         TAMWORTH WINNER 2001

 

Repose Waltz                                      2nd Place in Advanced Waltz Tamworth 2002   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSADs7CcXmM 

 

Olivia's Waltz                           Int waltz – nice

 

The Morning Waltz                               Advanced

 

One More Heartache                            Int

 

Repetition Waltz                                   Upper Int. Level, to a nice Alan Jackson song

 

Lost In The Waltz                                 Upper Int. Level, but only 48 counts!                 WON ADVANCED WALTZ TAMWORTH 2003

 

Waltzin'  Bojangles                               84 repetitive counts,      2 walls,            Intermediate Waltz,                   song by Conway Twitty

 

Heart Shaped Waltz                             48 counts                     2 walls              Intermediate Level                    song by Joni Harms 

 

Waltzing The Wild Irish Rose                48 counts                    2 walls              Easyish Intermediate                 song by Slim Whitman

 

San Antonio Waltz                                 57 counts,                   2 walls, Intermediate Level                    song by Rick Trevino

 

Saturday's Waltz                                   Late Intermediate Level 

 

Sweet Mama's Waltz                            78 counts,                    SINGLE WALL, Intermediate,                         song by Roy Orbison

 

Rodeo Waltz                                        48 count waltz,             2 walls,             Easy Intermediate level song by Mark Chesnutt          

 

Waltzing Maria                         60 counts,                    4 walls,             Intermediate Level,                   song by BNZ

                                                            Written for Josie Jannsen from NZ.  Postscript: Josie died on 3rd March 2004.

           

Waltzing In Contra                                This is a 2 wall contra circle waltz but it can also be done as an ordinary 2 wall

waltz. It’s more of a challenge as a circle contra dance.

 

Waltzin' Real Fast                                 57 counts,        2 walls, Intermediate level                      song by Charlie Landsborough

 

Charly's Waltz                                      48 counts         2 walls, Intermediate level                      song by Charly McClain.  

 

Fool's Waltz                                         48 counts,        Intermediate level, George Strait at his best.   WON INT. WALTZ TAMWORTH 2003

 

Looks Like Love                                  48 counts,        4 walls Intermediate                             song by George Strait 

 

 

Mama's Waltz -                                    Lacy J Dalton sings this – and it’s lovely!  Int. level      2ND INT.WALTZ TAMWORTH 2003

 

HILLBILLY WALTZ                          Easy Int.  Jim Reeves songs are eternal

 

Rose Coloured Glasses             Intermediate Level  -    LOVELY WALTZ 

 

The Waikato Waltz                               Intermediate Level (March 2002) NOT HARD, FEELS GOOD TO DO     

Won the CWDI Choreography Competition in Tauranga, New Zealand on 4th May 2002

 

Cassandra                                            Intermediate Waltz -  This song is sung by John Denver’s Australian wife Cassandra

 

Candle Waltz                                        Easy Intermediate

 

Last Nights Waltz                                 Int. Level.              TAMWORTH 2002 WINNER, 3RD PLACE

 

The Forgotten Waltz                             Int  Level  

 

Cowboy's Waltz                                   Int.                   FAST                             WON TERRY HOGAN'S CHOREO COMP IN 1998

 

Waltzing On Forever                            Int Level.- Anne Murray song (lovely)