American Smooth Waltz

American Smooth Waltz
 
Brief Description:
Waltz is one of the most elegant of the Smooth dances. Students looking to develop their grace and poise would benefit greatly from the use of posture and flowing movements of the Waltz. While less likely to be danced in a club, the patterns and techniques learned in Waltz benefit all of the other dances. Waltz songs and artists include: 
“Moon River” – Andy Williams; 
“Open Arms” – Journey
 
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
 
American Smooth 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