If you, in general, is a conservative person and spreading your conservative views to all life spheres, including hobby, you must be fond of classic music and classic dance. What is the most popular classic dance nowadays? No doubt, waltz.
The Waltz is one of the most graceful of the ballroom dances. Couples seem to glide across the floor with the ...one, two, three, ...one, two, three, ... rhythm that holds them in an enchanted embrace. The elegant sweeping movement of the Waltz gives dancers a chance to practice balance and to move lightly with ease. The basic steps of the waltz could be learned in relatively short time. The basic components of Waltz are walking steps and side steps. Rise and fall and body sway are some of the styling characteristics which make the simplest waltz steps & patterns elegant and beautiful.
Imagine yourself dancing waltz in a wonderful dress, and hundreds of delighted looks directed on you...
Considered the mother of present day dances, the Waltz began in southern Germany in the seventeenth century. The popularity of the Waltz dance grew with the music of Johann Strauss and eventually blossomed in the 20th century. It is the basis for many dances and is popular today all over the world.
Music plays an important role in dance, and every dance is dependent upon the availability of the appropriate music. The waltz was given a tremendous boost around 1830 by two great Austrian composers - Franz Lanner and Johann Strauss. These two composers were by far the most popular during the nineteenth century: they set the standard for the Viennese Waltz, (a very fast version of the waltz).
Around the close of the nineteenth century, two modifications of the waltz were developed. The first was the Boston, a slower waltz with long gliding steps. Although the Boston disappeared with the first world war, it did stimulate development of the English or International style which continues today. The second was the hesitation, which involves taking one step to three beats of the measure. Hesitation steps are still widely used in today's waltz.
Fortunately, the violent opposition faded out and the Waltz weathered an exciting and varied career, emerging today in two accepted forms, both reflecting the main characteristics of the dance. They are known as the Modern Waltz and the Viennese (Quick) Waltz.