International Ballroom Viennese Waltz

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International Ballroom Viennese Waltz
Brief Description
The Viennese Waltz fast, energetic and so graceful. 
The forerunner of our Modern/Slow Waltz. With its 
3/4 timing, its accented first best, rotational movement 
and lack of rise and fall. With 58 - 60 Bars or 174 - 180 
Beats per minute. Even the facts about the dance send 
your head spinning. Once the music starts you're 
immediately transported to one of the many 
grand ballrooms of Vienna! The Viennese Waltz is rarely 
seen outside of the competition environment, though 
it is danced more socially on the continent. It is 
seen by many dancers, and competitors, as a dance 
of endurance!  The ideal tempo is 60 bars to the minute 
but the figures may be danced to any waltz played 
between 44 and 64 bars per minute.
Time Signature - 3/4 (3 Beats to 1 Bar)
58 - 60 Bars Per Minute 
Basic Rhythm
Accented On First Beat
eg 123 123 123
Music Style
Fast Music In 3/4 or 6/8 Time. 
Often Classical such As Music of Strauss. 
The same hold is applied as for the Waltz. 
Gent's Right arm placed just below Lady's shoulder blade 
finding the Lady's bra strap. Gent's Left hand takes hold 
of Lady's right hand, arm raised with hand at Lady's eye 
level. Both elbows should be level on same line. Not too 
tight Gents. Lady needs to breathe. 
Lady will place her Left arm gently resting on the 
Gent's Right arm. Holding her own weight, not grasping 
or clawing at Gent's arm. Her Right hand should be 
placed into the Gent's Left hand. 
The Lady should be standing slightly over to the 
Gent''s Right hand side. Head to Left so she can 
see over Gent's Right shoulder. His head is up 
and to the Left so he can see over her Right shoulder.
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