Victorian Viennese Waltz Dance Lessons at Our Warren Studio
The Viennese Waltz, as it is known today, was first danced by European royalty during the era of the Austrian composers, Johann Strauss I and Johann Strauss II (1800s). Its hallmark charisma and social grace are typical of that period of history. The Viennese Waltz became the only dance of that era that is still performed by the American public.
Viennese Waltz Music is Daring, Elegant, and Romantic
Waltz music expresses eloquently, the carefree gaiety of those bygone days that are so closely linked to Vienna, The Blue Danube and Strauss. The most startling innovation of the dance was the close proximity of the partners; so daring, it only became socially acceptable in Great Britain after it was danced publicly by Queen Victoria. It is a dance that requires a great deal of control and stamina, due mainly to the tempo of the music.
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Viennese Waltz has Stood the Test of Time
The Viennese Waltz is a progressive and turning dance and features some figures that are danced in place. As you watch a dance floor full of Viennese Waltzers, you’ll feel as though people are flying in front of you. The dance is completed in a circular motion with dresses flaring. Rise and fall is used in the dance but differently than in other smooth dances. In Waltz and Foxtrot, a dancer will often rise above their normal standing height but in the Viennese Waltz that’s not done. Rise is created through the knees and body.
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Whether you are interested in wedding dance instruction, a new hobby or a way to connect with your partner, or want to take your dance skills to the next level, Fred Astaire’s teaching methods will result in faster learning rates, higher levels of achievement – and more FUN! Learn the basic steps with our wonderful instructors or prepare to fine tune your advanced dancing skills.
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Viennese Waltz dance lessons are available now. You’ll be on your way to confident dancing by the end of your very first dance!
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