Viennese Waltz

Waltz is the oldest of the current ballroom dances dating back to the 13th century. Waltz was a peasant dance that originated in the location of today's Germany and Austria. Other countries immediately picked it up and created their own form and style of the dance. As it became more popular and found its way into the upper class, not everyone was a fan; although it was popular in Vienna and became huge in British society during the Regency Period. In 1816, Thomas Wilson published a dance manual called, "A Description of the Correct Way of Waltzing." Over time, the Waltz became more popular and many different styles of Waltz came to fruition. Such as Country Waltz and International Standard Waltz. Viennese Waltz in more closely related to the original Waltz than other styles of Waltz including our very well-known slow Waltz since, it is danced in the same fashion of a constant spinning action and tempo as original Waltz

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