American Style Smooth Waltz

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American Style Smooth Waltz
 
Brief Description:
Waltz is a smooth progressive dance characterised 
by long, flowing movements, continuous turns, 
and rise & fall. Graceful and elegant, dancers glide 
around the floor almost effortlessly. 
The American style is punctuated with lavish 
open movements, underarm turns, and solo spins. 
At 28-30 Bars or 84 - 90 Beats per minute, 
the tempo is slow at best, but the expressive quality 
of the music often invites very powerful and dynamic 
movement from dancers.
 
Timing 
Time Signature - 3/4 (3 Beats to 1 Bar)
Tempo
28 - 30 Bars Per Minute 
Basic Rhythm
Accented On First Beat 
e.g 123 123 123 
Music Style
Slow Ballad or Instrumental Music in 3/4 Time
 
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.

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Suggested Dance Figures
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Suggested Music

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