The Waltz comes from Bavarian folk dances almost 400 years ago, but it was not introduced into the society until 1812, where it started to make its appearance in English ballrooms. In early 1840, the dance style became popular in the United States, even surviving the “ragtime revolution” in 1910.
The Waltz is a progressive dance with figures designed for both larger and average dance floor. The use of sway highlights the smooth, lilting style of the Waltz. Since it is a very traditional style of dance, the Waltz makes one feel like a princess or a prince in the ball.
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Can I Really Learn to Waltz?
Yes! Our instructors teach dancers of all ages and skill levels to waltz. Whether you’re completely new to ballroom dance or you’re an experienced dancer looking to polish up your waltz, you’ll love learning at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Raleigh.
Benefits of Learning to Waltz:
- It is a good workout, improving your heart health and even bone health
- Dance classes can also improve your brain health and provide a healthy outlet for stress
- Dance classes are a great way to meet new people and make new friends
- You’ll see a self-esteem boost after just a lesson or two!
Take a look at some Fred Astaire students waltzing:
Learn The Classic Waltz at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Raleigh!
If you’ve always dreamed of waltzing around a dance floor, schedule your first lesson today! Just give us a call at (919) 872-0111 or fill out the contact form below. (If you’re new to Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Raleigh, take advantage of our new student special!)