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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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The Waltz Hesitation Change

The Waltz Hesitation Change

The Waltz Hesitation Change is a Bronze level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, footwork, alignment, and movement; steps diagram; a list of figures that may precede or follow the pattern;...

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Hesitation Waltz: Cross Step

Hesitation Waltz: Cross Step

Most commonly done in Waltz, start in PP, say facing Diagonal wall (actually body should be facing wall but for sake of simplicity we will not go into all those details). Man will step forward in CBMP in PP on the RF, count 1, and then close LF to RF...

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Hesitation Waltz

Hesitation Waltz

The Glide waltz (1870's) held a popularity until the advent of the Hesitation Waltz and Ragtime music. The Hesitation Waltz is a variation of the Boston waltz (a two step count fwd and back waltz) around 1880. The Hesitation Waltz gets its name from the...

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Waltz: Box Step

Waltz: Box Step

Dancing doesn't have to be dull or difficult. It is a wonderful way to get exercise and stare into your partner's eyes and share a bonding experience. Whether you want to become A box step can be divided into two parts - a forward half box and a backward...

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Cross Step Waltz

Cross Step Waltz

The waltz is a basic dance designed for couples to move smoothly across a dance floor. The box step waltz is the first and most basic waltz, which is learned by young men and women before they attend their first dance. It is elegant and easy to follow....

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Basic Waltz Steps

Basic Waltz Steps

The waltz is an excellent dance to learn, and it can teach an individual balance and class. This popular dance became fashionable in the 1780s in Vienna and then gained popularity in other countries. The waltz also contains various folk and ballroom dance...

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Waltz

Waltz

The waltz, which evolved from a German folk dance, is danced to a triple beat. It's popular throughout Europe and the United States, especially at formal social events. Here are a few moderately easy steps to have you waltzing on the dance floor. Waltz...

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Strapless in Vogue

Strapless in Vogue

Hey there, I just had a few questions that aren't derby related. I am getting married in April and have been working out 4-5 times a week on top of derby now. I am concerned about toning my arms (among other things) because my dress is strapless. I have...

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