The Origins of Waltz
Considered the mother of the Ballroom Dances, the Waltz has its roots in the seventeenth century in Southern Germany. It gained popularity with Johann Strauss’s music and flourished in the twentieth century in the form of the Slow Waltz. The Waltz is at the origin of several dances and is popular today all over the world.
How to Dance Waltz
The basic components of the Waltz are walking and side steps. Rise and Fall along with Body Sway are just some of the features of the Waltz, giving the simpler steps a unique elegance and grace.
Learn the Waltz
The music of the Waltz is written in 3/4 timing and has a slow to medium tempo, with a musical emphasis on the first beat of each measure. The basic count of the Waltz is 1,2,3,4,5,6. The fast version of the Waltz is the Viennese Waltz.