American Style Smooth Waltz
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.
Time Signature - 3/4 (3 Beats to 1 Bar)
28 - 30 Bars Per Minute
Accented On First Beat
e.g 123 123 123
Slow Ballad or Instrumental Music in 3/4 Time
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.