Do you want to learn how to Waltz?
Well look no further… You have found a perfect place!!! Fred Astaire Dance Studio Downtown Owners Artur Sveshnikov, Svitlana Gliebova, Tetyana Makarenko and Mykhailo Azarov went to streets of New York City to shoot beautiful videos of the dances they teach in the Studio!!!
Combination of romantic waltz moves with the views of the most gorgeous city in the world will take your breath away… The series of videos will show a glimpse of each dance you can learn, from Ballroom, to Latin to Social Dances. You can come with your significant other and enjoy the moment of being in each others arms for 45 minutes while swaying to a Waltz Tune or you can come in by yourself and learn from our amazing Instructors how to become the best dancer you can possibly be.
Fred Astaire Downtown is not just a perfect place to learn the Waltz, we also teach Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Argentine Tango, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Swing, Salsa, Bolero, Mambo, Quickstep and many other dances. Make sure to subscribe to our youtube channel to stay tuned and see all of our videos.
Now a few interesting facts about the waltz:
Waltz is a dance dance born in the suburbs of Vienna and in the alpine region of Austria. As early as the seventeenth century, waltzes were played in the ballrooms of the Hapsburg court. The weller, or turning dances, were danced by peasants in Austria and Bavaria even before that time.
The Waltz did not really take off until the Strauss family began composing Waltz music in Vienna in the mid 1800s. It was treated as a scandal at the time because he couples were in a close hold for the first time. This was around the time of Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) whose work was mainly concerned with repressed sexual problems of his clients. To mention sex in public would mean being excluded from “polite society”, and people were getting married without knowing how babies were produced.