Why is a Twinkle in Waltz called a Twinkle
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17 Apr 2006 16:00 PDT
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I want to know the history of the naming of the Waltz Move called the Twinkle (basically when named, why would they call it this, and who created this name if it is applicable to a person - or is there some other story behind it). The closest I have come to answering this is just a definition (Twinkle: A step in any direction followed by a close and a step in another direction -- actually from a book Complete Book of Ballroom Dancing). Even though this is a broad definition, I have only heard the term used in a very common American Waltz move from a progressive or box into a promenade -- and thus I am interested in this applicability. I do not know if this move predates the modern waltz in the 20th century or might go back to the Viennese waltz in the 1800s (I assume it is likely a 20th centurn move once the modern/slow/boston/American Waltz came into being). There are many sites and books with basic history on Waltz, but I am trying to find this specific answer to the actual background for Jill - a dance instructor friend of mine. The move does change (like a twinkle'ing star I suppose) but it would seem with a name that specific the name and move would have a pretty definitive history. Thanks.
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Re: Why is a Twinkle in Waltz called a Twinkle
From: schylaar-ga on 17 Apr 2006 18:41 PDT
Hmm - I never heard of this term before, but it makes me wonder - is this where the term "Twinkle Toes" comes from?
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