Bingo Waltz

Formation: Couples (lady on man’s right) in a single circle, all hands joined and facing the center of the hall.
Music: “Bingo Waltz”, Lloyd Shaw, E-37, Side A
Footwork: Opposite throughout, directions are for the man

Download RTF file: Bingo Waltz

Prompts:
Intro or
31-32   – – -; – – -; – – -; – Balance;
    1-4   – – -; – Rollaway; – – -; – Balance;
    5-8   – – -; – Rollaway; – – -; – Balance;
  9-12   – – -; – Rollaway; – – -; – Balance;
13-16   – – -; – Rollaway; – New partner; – Slide In;
17-20   – – -; – – Out; – – -; – – In;
21-24   – – -; – – Out; – – -; Grand Right and Left;
25-28   B – -; I – -; N – -; G – Swing;
29-32   O – -; – – -; – – -; (Join hands Balance);

Description:(numbers refer to measures and there are three counts per measure)
    1-2   Step forward on left foot on count 1, touch right toe to side of left foot on count 2; hold count 3 swinging joined hands forward; step backward on right foot on count 1, touch left foot to side of right foot on count 2, hold on count 3 swinging joined hands backward.
    3-4   Man rolls lady across in front of him (she makes a full left-face turn in 6 steps) and takes her right hand in his left during the roll to end in a single circle again, all facing the center of the hall.
  5-16   Repeat measures 1 to 4 three more times. At the end of measure 16 the man faces line of dance and the lady on his right, while the lady faces reverse line of dance and the gent on her left. These dancers join hands in butterfly position (palms together and arms extended sideways).
17-18   Step sideways toward the center of the hall on count 1, draw the following foot to the lead foot during counts 2 and 3 (there should be a slight sideways bend at the waist, lead hands high, while each is looking at the drawing foot and keeping following hands low). Repeat this action once more.
19-20   Repeat the two Step-Draws moving away from the center of the hall with natural change of feet, waist bend and hands held high and low.
21-24   Repeat counts 17-20.
25-28   Grand Right and Left – still facing partners, take right hands and begin a grand right and left; everyone shouts “B” while taking the first right hand, “I” on taking left hands, then “N” with right hand, and “G” on taking left hands.
29-32   When meeting the fifth dancer Swing while shouting “OOOOH!”

Choreography by: Bill and Gretchen Castner
Source: Lloyd Shaw Foundation
Usage: The dance is a mix of a classic family waltz and the grand right and left melded with BINGO. Most of the action can also be used with alternative music.

This page from http://dances.callerlab.org (CALLERLAB Dance Resource).


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