Learn Cross-Step Waltz Online

Cross-Step Waltz is newer waltz, characterized by hundreds of easy-going, creative variations. Cross-Step Waltz is slower than Rotary Waltz, which makes it less dizzying, but no less fun!

In this comprehensive online course, you will learn the basics of Cross-Step Waltz, as well as many of our favorite variations.

What You Will Learn

    1. Welcome to Cross-Step Waltz!

    1. How We Teach

    2. Lead and Follow

    3. Dance Positions

    1. Music

    2. Toss Across

    3. Turning Basic

    4. Finding Your Partner's Weight

    5. Waterfall

    6. The Innovation

    7. Waltzing with a Ghost

    8. Practice with Music

    9. He Goes, She Goes

    10. He Goes, Free Spin

    11. He Goes, Rollaway

    12. Practice with Music

    13. He Goes, She Goes with Waist Slide Ending

    14. He Goes, She Goes with Grapevine Footwork

    15. He Goes, She Goes, She Goes, She Goes

    16. Cross-Step Fox Trot

    17. Cross-Step Hustle

    18. Zig Zag

    19. Pas Titubé

    20. Parallel Breaks

    21. Lead's Underarm Turn

    22. Grapevine Underarm Turn

    23. FUNdamentals: How to Pivot

    24. Pivot Underarm Turn

    25. Pivot Free Spin

    26. Pivot Rollaway

    27. Tripled Single Pivots

    28. Follow's Solo

    29. FUNdamentals: Stationary Variation Safety

    30. Counter-Crossing

    31. Tsunami

    32. Waterfall Follow's Solo

    33. Follow's Solo Corte

    34. Waterwheel

    35. Tommy's Move (Free Spin Around the World)

    36. Reverse Cross-Step Waltz

    37. Creativity in Cross-Step Waltz

About this course

  • $99.00
  • 41 lessons


Here's a preview of some of the music this course will teach you to dance to:

Your Instructors

Nick & Melissa Enge

Nick & Melissa Enge are social dance instructors at the University of Texas, where they teach hundreds of students how to dance every semester. They are known for their relaxed, fun-loving approach to dancing, which puts even the most terrified students at ease. Given that their in-person classes are always full, with a waitlist, they created this site so that anyone, anywhere can learn from them at any time, and experience the joy of dancing!

Misty Enge

Misty, Nick and Melissa's Siberian Forest Cat, is named after the early 20th century dancer Mistinguette, inventor of the Apache dance. Whenever she graces a lesson with her presence, she is always sure to steal the show.


  • What will I learn in this course?

    In this course, you'll learn the basics and many popular variations of Cross-Step Waltz. Whether you choose to learn to lead or follow, after taking this course, you'll have a good understanding of how to dance Cross-Step Waltz.

  • Why should I learn Cross-Step Waltz online?

    In our online classes, everyone gets the best view, instead of having to crane their neck to see what the teacher is doing. In addition, when learning online, you can watch the lessons over and over again (now, and any time in the future), as well as rewinding or slowing down the video if you need more help with a particular step.

  • Why should I learn Cross-Step Waltz from you?

    Unlike many other sites that offer online classes, where you might only get a quick demonstration of the steps, in the hours of detailed instruction you will receive in this course, you'll actually get a step-by-step breakdown of each variation as well as many specific tips about the finer points of leading and following them. In addition, in developing this course, we thought carefully about how to arrange the variations so that each lesson builds on what you've learned in the previous lessons, so you'll always know exactly what's going on.

  • Do I need a partner?

    No! In addition to teaching the variations in a partnered context for students who are learning with a partner, in each lesson, we virtually dance the steps with you so that even if you're learning solo, you'll have us to dance with.