Waltz - The Most Beautiful Wedding First Dance
By IDANCE | Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 11:29
The Waltz is the most beautiful ballroom dance and the most
popular wedding dance.
It's called Slow Waltz or English Waltz depending on where you are. Waltz music is in 3 4 time.
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The waltz actually caused a bit of a scandal when it was first
danced! Dancing for the nobility at the time (late 1700s) was done in an'open' fashion.
The waltz even forbidden for a time in some countries until it was permitted under strict guidelines:-
1. "Both men and women must be dressed decently for the waltz."
2. "No man might dance in breeches and doublet without a coat."
3. "Women and girls must not be thrown about."
Here is how to do the Waltz:
The most basic of steps in a waltz is the box step. Just as the name suggests, the feet make a box or square pattern on the floor.
A box step can be divided into two parts - a forward half box and a backward half box. Each half box has three steps - a step forward or backward, a step to the side, and a step to close the feet together.
The man starts with the left foot and executes a forward half box, followed by a backward half box.
The lady performs the opposite – she starts with the right foot and executes a backward half box, followed by aforward half box.
The Man`s steps:
1. Step forward with the left foot
2. Right foot step sideways to the right
3. Bring your left foot next to your right foot
4. Step back with the right foot
5. Step back sideways with the left foot
6. Bring your right foot next to your left foot
The Lady`s steps:
1. Step back with the right foot
2. Left foot step sideways to the left
3. Bring your right foot next to your left foot
4. Step forward with the left foot
5. Step forward sideways with the right foot
6. Bring your left foot next to your right foot
Waltz as a First Wedding Dance song suggestions:
Come away with me – Norah Jones
If you don't know me by now – Simply Red
Three Times a Lady - The Commodores
You Light Up My Life - Debbie Boone
Moon River – various
Kiss from a Rose – Seal
Edelweiss – various
Around the World
Cherie I Love You – Nat King Cole
Could I have this dance – Anne Murray
If you would like to learn the Waltz as your Wedding First Dance please contact us : 0208 241 6001 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org