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Waltz


 

Origin:  

Slow or ModernWaltz -- The word "Waltz" originates from the German word "Waltzen", meaning "to revolve.” An offspring of the faster Viennese Waltz, this slower version known as the "Landler" became popular in Austria and Germany in the late 1700's. In America, aversion known as the "Boston" became popular in the late 1800's. The present form of the dance was born around 1910 in England and was derived from both the "Landler" and the "Boston". The slower tempo allows more time for syncopation sand picture steps, giving light and shade, and makes it more interesting to perform and watch.  

Music: 

Danced in 3/4 timing, the music has recurring even beats. However there is a pronounced accent that occurs on the first beat of each measure. The basic count for Waltz is 1,2,3.  

Characteristics: 

Progressing in a counter-clockwise direction,this dance uses a strong rise and fall action as well as sway and shaping.



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