Viennese Waltz



Learn to Viennese Waltz at Karen Hardy Studios

The Viennese Waltz is danced to fast music in 3/4 or 6/8 time, often classical such as Strauss Waltzes. The idea of dashing Prussian officers and their ladies cavorting around the ballrooms at ever-increasing speeds to the music of Johann Strauss is still a powerful image today.

Born out of the traditional slow Waltz, the Viennese Waltz holds many similarities from its historical foundations but the speed and manner in which it was being danced strongly impacted itself in the public’s imagination and became undeniably a very popular dance to enjoy.

The challenges of this dance still remain to this day with never ending turns around the dance floor, first one way then the other and often resulting in dizziness and misbalance when being attempted for the first time!

Only a few steps exist in this dance. Natural turns, Reverse turns, Change steps and a Fleckerl – but they leave so many bedazzled that such simple steps can create so much of a challenge, yet a great deal of fun to experience.

Basic Rhythm: 123 123 (strong accent on 1)

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