LA MAZURKA MEXICANA

 

Presented by Bea Montross

 

This is a 19th century dance, circa 1860. It was danced in the South-western United States.

FORMATION:

Couples facing LOD - inside hands joined.

M has free hand behind back; W holds skirt.

RECORD:

Peerless 1097 Dos Besitos

MUSIC:

3 / 4

 

FIGURE I (Balance and run forward - begin with outside foot.)

Measure

 

1

Waltz-Balance back-to-back with partner

2

Waltz-Balance face-to-face with partner

3

Run 3 steps forward, in line of direction

4

Stamp inside foot (1); hold (2,3)

 

Repeat measures 1-4 three times.

 

FIGURE II Varsouviana

1

In Varsouvien position W passes in front of M with 3 steps to the L;

M passes behind W moving to the R.

2

Point free foot toward partner (1); hold (2,3)

3-4

Repeat meas. 1-2 of Fig. II

5-16

Repeat meas. 1-4 of Fig. II three times

 

FIGURE III Valseado (Mexican style waltz)

1-8

Dance 8 Valseadi steps in place in modified social dance position, partners face, (M's back to center.).

9-16

8 turning Valseado steps moving CW around circle.

 

Repeat dance from beginning.

 

 

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