Rozsa is a slinky waltz, maybe not what you immediately think of as a very English dance but it is most thoroughly so... You may see it described as the 'Rosa Waltz' but it was originally Rozsa.
The source (in bold) taken from the the sleeve notes for the Committee Band's Dancemusic CD.
It's a couple dance, so you need a partner. Ask someone you know for this one. Face each other; with hands at shoulder height, fingertips to fingertips...
This dance lends itself to variations... the simplest is that gradual approach together during the chassé.
A more radical variation concerns how far you go round in a waltz.
Being a dance done by Englishpersons (people who find they cannot easily waltz round two full times and a single time round is a little tame) it is quite tempting to waltz round a time and a half. However this implies that dancers 'change sex' during each time through the dance.
Do not worry! Start again with the fingertips but with the man swaying right and left (instead of left and right) and continuing with the man turning under the raised arms of the lady. And so it goes on...
Stocai have a Rosa written up (one where you chassé 4 steps right first instead of left).
It's Rozsa rather than Rosa or Rosza and was composed by Gordon Potts in the early 1990's to fit Undine Hornby's tune of the same name. The tune came before the dance and was named after her favourite, spicy, brand of Paprika (scan down for rózsa).
Originally danced to the tune Rozsa (see also, the Session) by Undine Hornby and recorded by the Late Night Band. The classic tune is the Committee Band's Vuoma-Pertti's mazurka
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