Routine Length: 32 Bars
Time Signature: 3/4
Musical Selection: Waltz
Tempo Range: 48 to 54 bars per minute.
The Lucille Waltz may also be danced in 6/8 time. In this case the routine would be 16 bars long, and have a scripted tempo range of 24 to 27 bars per minute. However, this is uncommon due to the general composition of music written in 6/8. The triplet form of 6/8 music (123 456 or 1&a 2&a) gives pieces written in this signature 2 strong beats per bar giving the music a feeling of being closer to 2/4 than 3/4. As New Vogue waltz dances often have steps lasting 1, 2, or 3 beats (in 3/4 time) the feeling of 6/8 music can make the learning process difficult.
Long-Steps currently teaches the Lucille Waltz periodically during our Beginner Classes, and by Private Tuition. Long-Steps teaches the Lucille Waltz according to a combination of Russ Hesketh’s New Vogue Championship Dances (6th Ed.) and Neville Boyd’s New Vogue Sequence Dancing and the Viennese Waltz.