The Waltz represents the most classic of all the ballroom dances, dating back to the 1700s. In this comprehensive 2-hour program, you’ll learn how to dance the modern Waltz, also referred to as the Slow Waltz.
People are familiar with the idea of Waltz, so it is normal for first-time students to think the Waltz is easy. In fact, it represents some interesting challenges because it turns often and requires the partners to change feet after every three steps. But don’t worry! George and Wendy take you through the same program they have used to successfully teach hundreds of couples in live group classes.
Who is this course suited for?
- Anyone learning for the very first time, with no dance experience
- Those who have danced, maybe even for years, but with no formal training
- Those who learned the Waltz a long time ago and need a refresher
You’ll learn how to follow the music, important details about posture and Waltz movement, the Hesitation, the Left Foot Box, Right Foot Box, and how to turn the Box. You’ll see how to dance a beautiful figure from the American Smooth syllabus called the Lady’s Underarm Turn, along with a nice variation that can add light and shade to your dancing. You’ll learn how to apply a technique known as Rise and Fall to make your dancing look more polished. Then we show you how to combine the left foot box and left turns with the right foot box and right turns to move around the room.
Former champions George and Wendy finish off the program by guiding you through an advanced technique that empowers you to create twice as much movement along the floor with only one small change to your technique.