This website is about the beautiful waltzes in the world, their history, their choreography, waltz dance techniques and generally, the way waltz dances make you feel. Learning how to waltz – in fact, how to ballroom dance generally, is one of the best things I ever did for myself. It is good for your general wellbeing in every way imaginable. It keeps you fit, helps you lose weight, cleanses the pores of your skin, exercises the mind (learning and remembering the steps), gives you the opportunity to creatively express yourself – and when done to good music, stirs and nourishes the soul. Sometimes I wish I had the physical energy to just do it for the rest of my life.
Welcome to Waltz Dance!
So come along for the journey. Whether you are just a beginner or an experienced dancer, there will be something here for everyone.
You will have the opportunity to not only learn and be inspired, but also to contribute your valuable experience and ideas to pages you will read.
Enjoy the videos, participate in the discussion, feel the passion, grow within yourself and share with others, the graceful and uplifting experiences of waltz dances around the world.
Finally, if you have any particular waltz dance steps which you’d like added to the site, feel free to request by using the “Share Your Thoughts” box at the bottom of each page.
Waltz Dance – Table of Contents
1. Modern Sequence Dancing
Modern Sequence is a form of dancing in which a preset pattern of movements is followed by everyone on the dance floor at the same time. Sequence dancing may include dances of different styles, including waltzes, rumba, tango, foxtrots and cha cha cha. Modern sequence waltzes are normally scripted to 16 bars, but sometimes 32 bars. The number of bars will affect the timing of the dance moves. In contrast to New Vogue, many of these dance scripts originated in England.
2. Australian New Vogue Waltzes
“New Vogue” is one of the three brands of Dancesport and is uniquely Australian. It is one form of modern sequence dancing – where the dances are all pre-choreographed and done either socially or in competition. When done socially, everyone along the line of dance is seen doing the same steps simultaneously. There are 15 New Vogue dances approved for competition and some of these are waltzes.
4. History of the Waltz
5. Waltz Dance Techniques
6. Waltz Dancing for Beginners
9. Glossary of Dance Technical Terms
Learn to Waltz Dance – It’s One of the Best Things You’ll Ever Do For Yourself!