Partners in a waltz follow the age-old structure of one hand on each other's back or shoulder, with the other hands clasped softly together. This allows the dancers to glide elegantly, and gracefully across the floor.
The waltz is one of the most popular ballroom dances, featured in old movies, T.V shows and more. This dance is known for its defined structure and graceful movement. The waltz dates back to the 16th century, but not introduced into society until 1812. In Bavaria during the 16th century, it was simply danced as a round dance called the “volte”. Today, the waltz is still regularly danced at parties and events.
Written in ¾ time. Should be played at a tempo of 28-30 measures per minute.
The Benefits of Waltz
Improve Your Trust: dancers of the waltz learn to trust and support their partner.
Increase Your Knowledge of Ballroom: dancers learn how to perform one of the most well-known ballroom dances. This is helpful because learning one form of ballroom dance makes learning other forms much easier.
Tone Your Muscles: upper and lower body parts are directly engaged and conditioned while dancing the waltz.