Viennese Waltz (Advanced)
Group courses begin with Level I for beginners and advance in difficulty with each level. Classes are designed to progress each week building on the previous week’s material. Each class will begin with a review of the previous week’s material before progressing. With this method, a participant may miss 1 class and still be able to participate comfortably. It is not necessary to bring your own partner, as participants rotate partners regularly to focus on “lead & follow” while reinforcing foot patterns and creating muscle memory.
The Viennese Waltz is a rotary dance where the dancers are constantly turning either in a clockwise (natural) or anti-clockwise (reverse) direction interspersed with non-rotating change steps to switch between the direction of rotation. A true Viennese waltz consists only of turns and change steps. Other moves such as the fleckerls, American-style figures and side sway or underarm turns are modern inventions and are not normally danced at the annual balls in Vienna. Furthermore, in a properly danced Viennese Waltz, couples do not pass, but turn continuously left and right while travelling counterclockwise around the floor following each other.