LONDON SLOSH

American

PRONUNCIATION: LUN-d'n SLAWSH
 
TRANSLATION: London slosh
 
SOURCE: Dick Oakes learned this dance from Paul Sheldon.
 
BACKGROUND: The dance was popular in the 1970's. The choreographer is unknown. It is a 20-count individual dance; no partners needed.
 
MUSIC: Winchester Cathedral (45 rpm) Fontana F-1342 (The New Vaudeville Band)
Beautiful Sunday (45 rpm) Penny Farthing PEN 781 (Daniel Boone)
 
FORMATION: Individuals scattered about the dance floor, all facing the music. Hands are relaxed at sides or bent at elbows.
 
METER/RHYTHM: 4/4
 
STEPS/STYLE: Both steps and style are smooth and rather lackadaisical.
 


MEAS MOVEMENT DESCRIPTION


 
  INTRODUCTION
 
  None.
 
  THE DANCE
 
1 Step L swd (ct 1); step R across in front of L (ct 2);
step L swd (ct 3); swing R in front of left with a slight kick or simply touch next to L (ct 4);
 
2 Repeat action of meas 1 to R with opp ftwk;
 
3 Repeat action of meas 1;
 
4 Step R swd (ct 1); step L across in front of R (ct 2);
turning 1/4 R, step in place R (ct 3); raising L in back, slap L with R hand (ct 4);
 
5 Step L swd (ct 1); raising R knee, touch R knee with R elbow or slap R knee with R hand (ct 2);
step swd R (ct 3); raising L knee and bending at waist, clap hands under L thigh (ct 4).
 
Repeat entire dance from beg.
 


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