The Viennese Waltz originated in Vienna, Austria, and is said to be the most romantic of all ballroom dance styles. It is characterized by its fast, whirling movements which help dancers appear effortlessly graceful as they glide across the floor. The Viennese Waltz is rooted in a German dance called the Volta, or Lavolta, and later the Ländler in Austria. Affluent members of society danced the Volta and it became scandalous because of its closeness and technique. Today, Viennese waltz dance lessons are taken by many to remember the cultural roots or to learn a new, fast-paced dance. Viennese Waltz dance lessons in Durham NC

The Viennese Waltz is characterized by its speed as it is twice as fast as the Waltz. When deciding between taking Viennese Waltz dance lessons and standard Waltz lessons, the two most important differentiating factors are the pace and the style. The Viennese Waltz showcases a rise, fall, and sway movement. The rise and fall are used differently in the Viennese Waltz compared to other dances. In the Waltz and Foxtrot, a dancer will often rise about their normal height. In the Viennese Waltz, the knees and body create the rise. This dance style requires a great deal of control due mainly to the music’s tempo.

The Viennese Waltz is commonly danced in competitions due to its style and tempo. The song “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran is a great example of a song that can be choreographed to match the Viennese Waltz dance style. Those taking Viennese Waltz dance lessons may choose to dance to a modern song, such as the one listed above, but you can also choose from classical songs

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If you’re interested in taking Viennese Waltz dance lessons, the professional instructors at our dance studio in Durham are here to help. We offer lessons for beginners and those who are more advanced. If you’re new to the studio, you are eligible to take your first two classes for $60 as a solo dancer or $80 as a couple! Just complete the form below or call our studio today at 919-489-4313.

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