Often thought of as the original ballroom dance as it was one of the first dances to make a change from moving around the room in large formations to focusing on staying with a single partner and dancing around other couples. The Viennese Waltz first appeared in Austria over two hundred years ago and is still danced all around the world today. It’s danced to a very fast paced ¾ time this dance spins around the floor at a dizzying speed. Not one for beginners, but when danced correctly is stunningly beautiful.
If you’ve ever watched a movie with a scene set at a grand ball, this is almost certainly what is being danced in that scene.
For a small selection of music to dance the Viennese Waltz to, click here.