Laura's Waltz is an English Country Dance. It was devised by David Macemon & Cynthia Stenger in about 2003. It is an improper duple minor longways dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars. It is in the key: A minor.
I found two secondary sources for the choeorgraphy (and no primary source) and I don't know which best reflects the intentions of the devisors. The Ottawa ECD has two hands across stars in the A section, while two videos on Lambertville show turns with partner. I am following the instructions on Ottawa here.
The tune, Laura's Waltz, was composed by Bob Pasquarello. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album New Shoots. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.
The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily (no music plays during this slow set). Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.
The dance contains the following figures: gypsy, hands across, hey, waltz, siding (and probably others).
If you find what you believe to be a mistake in this animation, please leave a comment on youtube explaining what you believe to be wrong. If I agree with you I shall do my best to fix it.
I do not have a publication date for the dance and not know whether it is under copyright or not. I do not have a date for the interpretation, so it may be under copyright. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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