Waltz originated as a country folk dance born in the seventeenth century suburbs of Austria and Bavaria. When first introduced into the English ballrooms in the early 1800s, the Waltz was denounced for its vulgarity and immorality… this was, after all, the first time society had seen this outrageous dance position, with the man holding the lady so close to his body.
Waltz is a smooth dance, traveling around the line of dance. It is characterized primarily by its rise and fall action, accompanied by leg and body swing. Turning movements in both directions are prevalent.
Tempo: 30 measures per min / 90 beats per min
Rhythm: 123 123 (strong accent on 1)
Natural Spin Turn
Chasse from Promenade Position
Double Reverse Spin
Progressive Chasse to Right
Weave from Promenade Position
Open Telemark and Cross Hesitation
Open Telemark and Wing
Open Impetus and Cross Hesitation
Open Impetus and Wing
Turning Lock to Right
Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot