Waltz and Viennese Waltz Dancing
Below is a smaller excerpt of this dance description from What Dance Are You?
Loyalty, Faithfulness and Companionship.
A picture of elegance seen in its close embrace, Waltz dancing exemplifies the beauty of a loyal, faithful, committed relationship. The circular themes of the Waltz can be related to the seasonal nature of life that a faithful couple lovingly enjoys together. Also very prominent are the pauses taken throughout the dance, where dancers rest for moments and enjoy their close embrace.
Today’s Waltz has evolved into two distinct dances: the Waltz and the Viennese Waltz. The main difference between the Waltz and the Viennese Waltz is the speed of the dances. The Waltz is a slower dance (which is recommended for beginner dancers) and the Viennese Waltz is much quicker (recommended for experienced dancers). Waltz and Viennese Waltz are included in both the International Standard group of ballroom dances and the American Smooth group of ballroom dances.
If you wish to learn the Waltz or the Viennese Waltz, you are advised to seek out your local ballroom dance studios. Experiencing these dances socially (away from your local ballroom dance instruction studios) on a regular basis may be a challenge. However, you can find Waltz dancing integrated in annual traditions such as German Oktoberfest and other cultural festivals.
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