Dance Waltz

The Waltz is considered the "Queen of all the dances."

With a lengthy line of history, it could be said that the Waltz goes back as far as the 13th Century.  There is some controversy over the first actual Waltz.  Some consider it to have been the Volta, introduced in 1556, others the Landler from Germany (see Viennese Waltz). 

But the Waltz as we know it today, was probably introduced into England in 1790 and later introduced to France and Germany by the triumphal soldiers of Napoleon I.

It was considered scandalous and lewd, as partners danced in a closed position, rather than in an open or separated position and many countries banned the dance altogether on the grounds that it was immoral and sinful.

However, the beautiful Waltz music would be embraced by all and eventually it not only came to be socially acceptable but all dances that followed were variations of the Waltz.
The Waltz should be elegant with gentle rise and fall.
Music: 3/4        Tempo: 30bpm
Some Popular Figures:
Closed Change
Reverse Turn
Double Reverse Spin
Natural Spin Turn
Hesitation Change
Whisk
Reverse Corte
Weave In Waltz Time
Turning Lock