American Style Smooth Viennese Waltz

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American Style Smooth Viennese Waltz
 
Brief History
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!
 
Timing 
Time Signature - 3/4 (3 Beats to 1 Bar)
Tempo
54 Bars Per Minute 
Basic Rhythm
Accented On First Beat
eg 123 123 123
Music Style
Fast Music In 3/4 or 6/8 Time.
  
Hold 
 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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