International Ballroom Viennese Waltz

International Ballroom Viennese Waltz
 
Brief Description
The Viennese waltz is a rotary dance where the dancers are constantly turning either in a clockwise (Natural) or anti-clockwise (Reverse) direction interspersed with non-rotating change steps to switch between the direction of rotation. A true Viennese waltz consists only of turns and change steps. Other moves such as the Fleckerls, American Style figures and side sway or underarm turns are modern inventions and are not normally danced at the annual balls in Vienna.
Timing 
Time Signature - 3/4 (3 Beats to 1 Bar)
Tempo
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. 
International Ballroom Viennese Waltz
 
Hold 
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.
 
 
http://www.youllbefinewithniall.co.uk/dances/dance-american-style/american-style-smooth-waltz/dance-figures---waltz
Suggested Dance Figures
 http://www.youllbefinewithniall.co.uk/dances/dance-american-style/american-style-smooth-waltz/dance-music---waltz
Suggested Music