Vienna Austria - The Famous Waltz: Although it did start in Austria, it moved across into Germany and Bavaria.
A long time ago it was believed to cause a clash of views, also a lot of dispute and arguments. It was unthinkable for a man and woman to dance very close. No daughter was aloud to be a part of it. "RisquÈ", "Complete Body Contact" and considered "Voluptuous". In earlier years it was done in a circle. Male and female danced on the same foot. Today the female mirrors the opposite steps to the male.
The Waltz is featured at weddings as well as other holiday celebrations. Also popular in Ballroom dance. Music is very soft today. The Slow Waltz also known, as the English Waltz, is a competition dance, special choreography and specific timing is required. The Social Waltz is easier for one to join in at functions. Six basic steps are used. Basic turns to the left and right gives it an ease for someone who is new. Music tempo is slower, along with the same rhythm played over and over.
The Wedding Waltz is done at the most important event. The wedding dress is designed for the bride to move forward. But the Waltz will be moving the bride backwards. It is important for the bride to practice the dance in her dress. Some bridal gowns have a train that does not detach. So the bride should have a little loop sewn for it to be easier to hold the train in her left hand before starting out on the dance floor. Only two basic steps are used. But on such an important evening, getting a heel from the shoe caught in the dress, could put a damper in the night. Another great suggestion would be to break in a new pair of shoes way before the wedding. Music should be well thought out, due to this being an important memory.
An easy piece in a Waltz tempo. The last dance ot the evening is The Waltz.