Also a scandalous dance in its day. The Waltz is now known as the Mother of all Dances. It was the first social dance in which a woman was held in her partners arms and dates back to the 1600’s, arriving in America in the early 1800’s. Known for its elegance and sweeping movements, the Waltz will help any dancer to develop graceful movement and poise on the dance floor. Viennese Waltz – Dating back to the 1700’s in Vienna, like Waltz Viennese Waltz is written in ¾ timing at a faster tempo. The Rise and Fall action gives the illusion of floating around the dance floor. This dance has spread across the world, and is danced in ballroom competitions and studios worldwide. It is considered both elegant and graceful, though is one of the most challenging to master.

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