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Black Hawk Waltz

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Black Hawk Waltz

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Black Hawk Waltz is a classic round (or couple) dance. The tune was composed by Mary Walsh in 1877. Here is a link to  an illustration of the sheet music cover, and instructions are available on the Lloyd Shaw Foundation website.

The Black Hawk Waltz was one of the dances included by Lloyd Shaw in his Round Dance Book published in 1947. Round dances are a common part of today's modern square dance clubs, though this project will focus more on squares than on these couple dances.

From a demonstration of historical dances, recorded at the 2007 CALLERLAB convention in Colorado Springs, CO; video editing by Cal Campbell, and used by permission

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April 1, 2007

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2:04

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DV

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H.264

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Cal Campbell

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Dance directions, from Alex Mulligan's Collection of Square Dance Calls

BLACK HAWK WALTZ

FORMATION: couples in ballroom waltz position.

Directions for this dance are hard to follow, so few words are given.

Part 1 Balance forward - balance back, Waltz a half turn - repeat 3 more times

Part 2 Starting on gent's right foot and lady's left foot CROSS - CROSS - CROSS - SIDE - BEHIND - TOUCH - repeat 3 more times

SEQUENCE: Part 1 - Part 2 (repeat)

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