Jonathan and Lynn’s Waltz by Sharon Green

Jonathan & Lynn’s Waltz by Sharon Green [March 2020]

Tune: Lynn’s Waltz by Jonathan Jensen

Solo/Duo Adaptation by Sharon Green [April 2020]

[For Solo version, start in Left file/1st Gent’s position, facing Partner]


1-2 Advance

3-4 Fall back, beckoning

5-8 Mad Robin clockwise, down and around, facing Partner

9-12 ½ figure 8 down

13-14 Short lead down, lead back up to top

15-16 Cast down to 2nd place


1-8 Cross diagonally up into whole figure of 8 across

9-10 Advance

11-12 Fall back

13-16 Dance right-shoulder around 1 ½ times*

*For the Solo version, dance the right-shoulder round while moving up to original position

On February 27th, 2020, Jonathan wrote asking me to write a dance to his tune Lynn’s Waltz, so that he could surprise Lynn with it at Baltimore’s April 20th dance (the night before the Jensens’ 30th anniversary). I completed a duple minor draft of the dance on March 12th, but by then everyone had already begun to shelter in place, and it was clear Jonathan and Lynn would not be holding their April 20th celebration with their Baltimore friends. So on Sunday April 19th the Odd Sundays English online dance hosted the world premiere of Jonathan and Lynn’s Waltz, a dance for one or two persons.