Viennese Swing

Author unknown.
Taken from the book "Scottish Ceilidh Dancing" by David and May Ewart.

Time 3/4. Tempo 48 bpm. Commence in Double Hold man facing, lady backing to wall.  Man's steps described, lady dances normal counterpart unless otherwise stated.

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Count

STEP AND SWING RF DOWN LOD - STEP AND SWING LF AGAINST LOD - CHASSÉ ALONG LOD

1

LF to side along LOD, (Lady RF to side)

1 2

 

Swing RF to side across LF, along LOD

3

2

RF to side against LOD

4 5

 

Swing LF to side across RF, against LOD

6

3

LF to side along LOD

1 2

 

Close RF to LF

3

4

LF to side along LOD

4 5

 

Brush RF to LF ww

6

STEP AND SWING LF AGAINST LOD - STEP AND SWING RF DOWN LOD - CHASSÉ AGAINST LOD

5

RF to side against LOD, (Lady LF to side against LOD)

1 2

 

Swing LF to side across RF, against LOD

3

6

LF to side along LOD

4 5

 

Swing RF to side across LF, along LOD

6

7

RF to side against LOD

1 2

 

Close LF to RF

3

8

RF to side against LOD

4 5

 

Brush LF to RF ww

6

BALANCE FWD AND BACK - WALTZ TO CHANGE OF PLACE

9

Balance towards partner, L hip to L hip, LF fwd to wall

1 2

 

Brush RF to LF ww

3

10

Balance away from partner, L hip to L hip, RF back to centre

4 5

 

Brush LF to RF ww, man releases lady's LH

6

11

Waltz to each other's place, LF fwd to wall, turning lady to R under man's L arm

1 2 3

12

RF to wall, turning strongly L to face centre and partner, taking Double Hold

4 5

 

LF closes to RF ww

6

BALANCE FWD AND BACK - WALTZ TO CHANGE OF PLACE

13

Balance towards your partner, L hip to L hip, LF fwd to centre

1 2

 

Brush RF to LF ww

3

14

Balance away from partner, L hip to L hip, RF back to wall

4 5

 

Brush LF to RF ww, man releases lady's LH, releasing LH hold

6

15

Waltz to each other's place, LF fwd to centre, turning lady to R under man's L arm

1 2 3

16

RF to centre, turning strongly L to face wall and partner, taking Double Hold

4 5

 

LF closes to RF ww

6

WALKS - CHASSÉ DOWN LOD (TURNING R TO FACE AGAINST LOD)

17

LF fwd down LOD (Lady RF)

1 2 3

18

RF fwd down LOD

4 5 6

19

LF fwd down LOD

1 2 3

20

RF closes to LF

4

 

LF fwd down LOD, turning strongly R on LF to face against LOD

5 6

WALKS - CHASSÉ AGAINST LOD TURNING L TO FACE WALL

21

RF fwd against LOD (Lady LF)

1 2 3

22

LF fwd against LOD

4 5 6

23

RF fwd against LOD

1 2 3

24

LF closes to RF

4

 

RF fwd against LOD, turning strongly L on RF to face wall

5 6

BACK WALKS TO CENTRE - FWD WALKS TO WALL

25

Still in Double Hold, square to partner, LF back towards centre (Lady RF fwd)

1 2 3

26

RF back towards centre (Lady LF fwd)

4 5 6

27

LF fwd towards wall (Lady RF back)

1 2 3

28

RF fwd towards wall (Lady LF back) adopting Ballroom Hold

4 5 6

WALTZ TWO NATURAL VIENNESE WALTZ TURNS -

29

LF fwd and to side towards wall turning R

1

 

RF to side down LOD still turning R

2

 

Close LF to RF still turning R. face DC down LOD

3

30

RF fwd turning R

4

 

LF to side down LOD turning R

5

 

Close RF to LF, face DW against LOD

6

31

LF back down LOD turning R

1

 

RF to side down LOD still turning R

2

 

Close LF to RF still turning R. face DC down LOD

3

32

RF fwd turning R

4

 

LF to side down LOD turning R

5

 

Close RF to LF, face Wall, adopting Double Hold, recommence next sequence

6