Modul English Waltz 9h20
The waltz is one of the smoothest of ballroom dances. It is a progressive dance marked by long, flowing movements, continuous turns, and rises and falls. The dance is so graceful and elegant that waltz dancers seem to glide across the floor with almost no effort. A truly romantic dance, the waltz consists of smooth, round, flowing movements.
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There is no dance more majestic, elegant and beautiful than the iconic waltz. This is not a fancy dance of the teenage romance variety. It's a legendary story, a journey to the ends of the earth to be with you.
Characteristics of the waltz
The waltz is a gentle dance that moves around the dance line. Characterised by its "up and down" action, the waltz includes a step, a slide and a 3/4 time step. Dancers should move their shoulders smoothly, parallel to the floor rather than up and down, and they should strive to lengthen each step. On the first beat of the music, a step forward is taken on the heel, then on the ball of the foot with a gradual rise on the toes, continuing on the second and third beats of the music. At the end of the third beat, the heel is lowered to the ground to the starting position.
The slow waltz is very commonly danced at weddings and other social occasions. It is romantic, elegant and very much alive. Generally, it moves with a weighted step on each beat. Alternatively, the hesitation rhythm uses a weighted step on the first or accented beat of the bar and maintains it for the next two beats. In addition, the one-two-three, one-two-three count is often used.
Rhythm and music of the waltz
Waltz music is written in 3/4 time, counted as "1,2,3 - 1,2,3". The first beat of each bar is accentuated, which corresponds to the extended and very stretched step that is performed on the first count, followed by two short steps. With its distinctive rhythmic pattern, the waltz is easy to recognize and learn.