Spokane Dance Company
Waltz develops balance and control. The basic Waltz steps are the foundation patterns used in most ballroom dances. Correct posture, rise and fall, and flowing movements should be stressed to achieve good styling. The elegant sweeping movement of the Waltz gives dancers a chance to practice balance and to move lightly with ease.
Considered the mother of present day dances, the Waltz began in southern Germany in the seventeenth century. The popularity of the Waltz dance grew with the music of Johann Strauss and eventually blossomed in the 20th century. It is the basis for many dances and is popular today all over the world.
Waltz dance music is written in 3/4 time and has a slow to medium tempo with the musical accent occurring on the first beat of each measure. The basic count for Waltz is 1, 2, 3. Faster tempo Waltz is called Viennese Waltz.
The basic components of Waltz are walking steps and side steps. Rise and Fall and Body Sway are some of the styling characteristics which make the simplest Waltz steps & patterns elegant and beautiful.
Waltz Bronze Syllabus
Moon River - Andy Williams
Open Arms - Mariah Carey
Could I Have This Dance - Anne Murray
Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley
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