Learning to Waltz in the Traditional Square…Two Measures
First Bar of the Music
COUNT I….. Step straight back along the side of imaginary square with the left foot.
COUNT 2….. Step diagonally to the other back corner of the square with the right foot.
COUNT 3….. Close the left foot to the right foot.
Second Bar of the Music
COUNT 4….. Step forward to the upper corner of the square with the right foot.
COUNT 5….. Step diagonally to the corner of the square from which you started with the left foot.
COUNT 6….. Close the right foot to the left foot.
— Repeat this over and over until the waltz step becomes instinctive —
(Photos & text taken from the book, Cowboy Dances by Lloyd Shaw, 1939.)