Lilac Waltz

by Alfred Halford (1951)

Time 3/4. 44bpm. 16 bar sequence.  Commence, man facing DW,
lady facing DC in Open Extended Hold.
Lady's LH in man's RH.  Man's and lady's steps described.

Bar

Count

ZEPHYRS - BACK LOCKS

1 LF fwd down LOD (Lady RF fwd down LOD)

1

RF swings to low aerial (Lady LF swings to low aerial) 2 3
2 Cross RF loosely in front of LF ww (Lady cross LF loosely in front of RF ww) 4
Swing RF fwd to low aerial (Lady swing LF fwd to low aerial) 5 6
3 RF back against LOD (Lady LF back against LOD) 1
LF crosses in front of RF taking weight (Lady RF crosses in front of LF taking weight) 2 3
4 RF back against LOD (Lady LF back against LOD) 4
LF crosses in front of RF ww (Lady RF crosses in front of LF ww) 5 6
SOLO TURNS, LEFT AND RIGHT
5 LF fwd down LOD com to turn L, release hold (Lady RF fwd down LOD com to turn R, release hold) 1
RF to side now facing centre cont to turn L (Lady LF to side now facing wall cont to turn R) 2 3
6 LF back down LOD cont turning L towards DW against LOD (Lady RF back down LOD cont turning R towards DC against LOD) 4 5
RF points against LOD, ww now facing DW against LOD, take lady's RH in man's LH (Lady LF points against LOD, ww now facing DC against LOD, lady's RH in man's LH) 6
7 RF fwd against LOD com to turn R, release hold (Lady LF fwd against LOD com to turn L, release hold) 1
LF to side now facing centre cont to turn R (Lady RF to side now facing wall cont to turn R) 2 3
8 RF back against LOD cont turning R towards DW (Lady LF back against LOD cont turning L towards DC) 4 5
LF points down LOD, ww now facing DW, take lady's LH in man's RH (Lady RF points down LOD, ww now facing DC, lady's LH in man's RH) 6
POINTS - ROCKS
9 LF fwd down LOD (Lady RF fwd down LOD) 1
RF points down LOD ww (Lady LF points down LOD ww) 2 3
10 RF fwd down LOD (Lady LF fwd down LOD) 4
LF points down LOD ww (Lady RF points down LOD ww) 5 6
11 Turning to face partner and wall, LF back to centre (Lady turning to face partner and centre, RF back to wall) 1
Take weight on to LF (Lady take weight on to RF) 2
RF brushes to LF ww (Lady LF brushes to RF ww) 3
12 RF fwd to wall and partner (Lady LF fwd to centre and partner) 4
Take weight on to RF (Lady take weight on to LF) 5
LF brushes to RF ww turning R to backing DC (Lady RF brushes to LF ww turning R to facing DC) 6
NATURAL ROTARY WALTZ ENDING
(Rotate smoothly to R)
13 LF back (Lady RF fwd) 1
RF to side down LOD (Lady LF to side down LOD) 2
LF closes to RF facing LOD (Lady RF closes to LF backing LOD) 3
14 RF fwd down LOD (Lady LF back down LOD) 4
LF to side down LOD (Lady RF to side down LOD) 5
RF closes to LF backing LOD (Lady LF closes to RF facing LOD) 6
15 LF back (Lady RF fwd) 1
RF to side down LOD (Lady LF to side down LOD) 2
LF closes to RF facing LOD (Lady RF closes to LF backing LOD) 3
16 RF fwd down LOD breaking hold to face down LOD in PP (Lady LF back down LOD breaking ballroom hold to face down LOD in PP) 4
LF DC moving into Open Extended Hold (Lady RF DW moving into Open Extended Hold) 5
RF closes to LF facing LOD (Lady LF closes to RF facing LOD) take Open Extended Hold 6