American Smooth Viennese Waltz

American Smooth Viennese Waltz 
 
Brief History
Viennese Waltz differs from traditional Waltz in that it features smaller steps, less rise and fall, and is danced to quicker music. This dance will certainly make you feel like royalty as you spin down the floor. Viennese Waltz songs and artists include: 
“Kiss From A Rose” – Seal; 
“Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?” – Bryan Adams
 
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.
American Smooth 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