The Origins of Viennese Waltz
The Viennese Waltz developed in Central Europe, native to Austria. The great circular movements described by the dancers required a very close and closed position between the partners. These two novelties shocked the good society of the time. The music of Johann Strauss along with the beautiful ballrooms of Vienna have popularized this dance.
How to Dance Viennese Waltz
The Viennese Waltz is characterized by large, simple and elegant rotational movements and rapid movements on the dance floor.
Learn Viennese Waltz
The music of the Viennese Waltz is a much faster version of the music of the Slow Waltz. While the latter uses between 28 and 36 measures per minute, the music of the Viennese waltz uses between 50 and 60 measures per minute. It is usually written in 3/4, but can also be written in 6/8.