Leah's Waltz

Leah's Waltz ~ Triple Leah's Waltz

Leah's Waltz is an English Country Dance. It was devised by Fried de Metz Herman (website) in 1989 and published in Ease and Elegance. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 231. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Fried notes that this can be danced as a triple minor by changing bars 7-8 of B1 to having the 1s cast to 2nd place and only the 2s moving up.

There are two tunes for this waltz, the first "Amelia" was composed by Bob McQuillen, and the second, "Nancy's Waltz" by Chris Romaine (This second tune is not the one Fried originally selected). It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album At Home. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.

The animation plays at 123 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be 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: set, turn single, circle, cast, lead, hands across (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.

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