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.
- Remember the beat of the music. The emphasis will be on the first and fourth beats, and the turns will be on the quick beats. It goes: ONE, two, three, FOUR, five, six. ONE, two, three, FOUR, five, six.
- Have both feet facing about 60 degrees just to the left of the direction in which you will be dancing, or the line of the dance. Step forward with your right foot so you rotate to face the line of the dance, and continue rotating on the toe of your right foot so you will turn about 90 degrees.
- Move your left foot in the direction of the line of the dance, and stay on the toe of your left foot. Move your right foot so it is next to the left foot. Have your back facing about 60 degrees toward the left of the direction you are dancing.
- Rotate your body as you step backward with your left foot. You should be facing in the direction of the dance.
- Put your right foot down in the direction of the dance, facing about 60 degrees to the left of the line of the dance. Slide your left foot over so it's next to the right foot.
- Repeat the above steps.
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