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Waltz Timing

Waltz Timing

A waltz, or valse from the French term, is a piece of music in triple meter, most often 3/4-beat (help·info) but sometimes 3/8 or 3/2. Waltzes typically have one chord per measure, and the accompaniment style particularly associated with the waltz is...

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Wedding Waltz Music

Wedding Waltz Music

Then "dance" your way through the following list and find a song for your wedding waltz! As you can see, this list represents a wide range of musical styles. For example, there are some traditional "golden-oldie" songs that are not classical music such...

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Folk Waltz

Folk Waltz

A folk waltz is a traditional dance that is simpler than the Viennese or German waltz. The folk waltz is less formal, and danced to folk music. While there are turns, there are fewer steps, though no less enjoyment. The following steps will soon have...

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Round Waltz

Round Waltz

Your wedding is on the horizon, and you and your fiance will be expected to dance in front of 300 guests. Your husband-to-be hasn't danced since feebly attempting a pathetic version of Michael Jackson's moonwalk. Do not get your britches in a rumple....

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Viennese Waltz: Change Figures

Viennese Waltz: Change Figures

The change figures are used to shift between natural and reverse turns. They are almost as simple as taking two normal steps down the line of dance and then a third step consisting of merely sliding the moving foot to close beside the standing foot. The...

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Viennese Waltz: Change Steps

Viennese Waltz: Change Steps

The Viennese Waltz is the classic, original Waltz often featured in old films. The elegance and charm of the Viennese Waltz reminds us of glamorous balls in the palaces of Europe. A waltzing couple rotates around the floor, revolving gracefully around...

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Waltz Footwork for Twinkle

Waltz Footwork for Twinkle

The twinkle is a variation of the basic waltz box step. It's well worth learning because it is can be partly or completely in the promenade position, and it makes the woman look especially lovely as she turns back and forth, letting her skirt swing. Begin...

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Dancing the Reverse Turn in Viennese Waltz

Dancing the Reverse Turn in Viennese Waltz

Viennese Waltz is one of the oldest ballroom dances. It is still danced to the classical Waltzes that remind one of Venice. It is the most difficult of the ballroom dances, being very fast. Your technique must be very good to perform this dance comfortably...

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Dancing the Viennese Waltz

Dancing the Viennese Waltz

The Viennese waltz may have originated in the 1700's, and it was a quick dance. In the 1930's, the Viennese waltz became slower and was danced in competition. Natural Turn Remember the beat of the music. The emphasis will be on the first and fourth beats,...

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Viennese Waltz

Viennese Waltz

Viennese Waltz (German: Wiener Walzer) is the genre of a ballroom dance. At least three different meanings are recognized. In the historically first sense, the name may refer to several versions of the waltz, including the earliest waltzes done in ballroom...

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