Originally from Austria, The Viennese Waltz is faster than a traditional Waltz. The most surprising evolution on the Viennese Waltz was the close proximity of the partners. So daring, it only became socially acceptable in Great Britain after it was publicly danced by Queen Victoria. The style of dance and its music tempo require to dancers a great deal of control and stamina.
This style of Waltz is a progressive dance that features rises and falls. In Waltz and Foxtrot, a dancer will often rise above their normal standing height, but in the Viennese Waltz, rise is created through the knees and body.
Benefits of Learning to Viennese Waltz:
- It strengthens and tones your legs and glutes, in addition to being a great cardio workout
- Dance classes are a great way to meet new people and make new friends
- Dancing as been shown to improve your brain health and relieve stress
- Many people say their self-esteem and confidence get a boost from dance lessons
Try Something New, Learn the Viennese Waltz!
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