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Waltz Etiquette

Waltz Etiquette

Encouraging Words for Beginners Because there is a wide range of people in the swing scene, skills and experience levels vary greatly. However, everybody starts out as a beginner.If you are a new to dancing, notice that most of the better dancers have...

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The Lovers' Waltz MP3

The Lovers' Waltz MP3

When we began putting this album together, we knew it would include 'The Lovers' Waltz,' our most requested new tune. The idea was to focus on our own compositions, as well as some longtime favorite melodies by other artists. As we gathered material,...

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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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