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Waltz Dance Classes

Waltz Dance

Waltz DanceThe Waltz is a slow, beautiful dance with long, sweeping movements and elegant poses that evoke a romantic expression. It has been around for over three hundred years, and is in essence, the foundation and spine of all ballroom dancing.

Originally, the Waltz was a seventeenth century country folk dance that was danced by the peasants of Austria and Bavaria. The Waltz did not make its way into the European courts until the eighteenth century, although it was not readily accepted by high society until the end of the century.

The Waltz was at first met with much opposition, regarded as being too risque for those of polished culture because of its close partner hold and rapid movements.

But, as with anything, the more opposition it was met with, the more popular it became, and today the dance is widely loved and practiced.