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  Viennese Waltz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As the Waltz evolved, some of the versions that were done at about the original fast tempo of ballroom waltzes came to be called specifically "Viennese Waltz" to distinguish them from the slower waltzes.
Since then the Viennese Waltz is considered a full privilege member of the International Standard ballroom dances; in 1963 it was added to the Welttanzprogramm which is the fundament of European dancing schools.
As opposed to typical waltzes which can be between 60-80 beats per minute, Viennese Waltz music (such as the well-known "On the Beautiful Blue Danube" by Johann Strauss Junior) is typically in the range of 120-180 bpm.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Viennese_Waltz   (514 words)

 Viennese Waltz -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Viennese Waltz is the name of a (Any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom) ballroom dance.
The Viennese Waltz, called so to distinguish it from the (A ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat) Waltz and the French Waltz, is the oldest of all ballroom dances.
At the beginning of the 1930s the Viennese Waltz had its comeback as a (A style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)) folk dance in (A republic in central Europe; split into East German and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990) Germany and Austria.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/v/vi/viennese_waltz.htm   (625 words)

 Learn more about Waltz in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The waltz is a couple dance in 3/4 time, done primarily in closed position, the commonest basic figure of which is a full turn in two measures using three steps per measure.
The waltz is sometimes assumed to be a descendant of the lavolta.
Waltz is also the name for the kind of music to which one dances the waltz.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /w/wa/waltz_1.html   (507 words)

 StreetSwing's Dance History Archives - Viennese Waltz Dance Page - Main1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Landler or Ländler is a Austrian dance, which has no certain birthdate but evolved as a type of Folk dance known under different names, until it was finally called the 'Landl ob der Enns' which was shortened to Ländler or Ländl sometime around 1690 and gained popularity around 1720.
The Viennese waltz is from the country side of Austria and Germany, it is considered the "classic waltz" and was originally a
Waltz literally means "to turn forward from one place or to advance by turning." Most round dances come from this "Turning" or waltzing around the floor.
www.streetswing.com /histmain/z3vwaltz.htm   (411 words)

By the 1930's, among competition ballroom dancers, "waltz" came to mean the slow waltz, which evolved from the "Boston", and the fast waltz was renamed the Viennese Waltz, with reference to the city that originally made it famous.
The famous Viennese Waltz music such as the Blue Danube was written after the dance became popular, and the music expresses the feeling of the dance as experienced by the dancers themselves.
In this sense, the Viennese Waltz is a gallop, not a trot, for the dancer.
www.waltzballs.org /vw.html   (24384 words)

 Waltz History
Waltz: a ballroom dance in 3/4 time with strong accent on the first beat and a basic pattern of step-step-close.
Waltz: a dance born in the suburbs of Vienna and in the alpine region of Austria.
The basic steps of the waltz could be learned in relatively short time, whereas, the minuet and other court dances required considerable practice, not only to learn the many complex figures, but also to develop suitable postures and deportment.
www.centralhome.com /ballroomcountry/waltz.htm   (820 words)

 Viennese Coffee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The First Viennese School, which is rarely referred to as such except in comparison to the Second Viennese School, is generally taken to consist of composers working in the late 18th and early 19th century, particularly Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert.
The term Viennese Actionism describes a short and violent movement in 20th century art that can be regarded as part of the many independent efforts of the sixties to develop "action art" (Fluxus, Happening, Performance, Body Art, etc.).
The First Viennese School is a name sometimes given to a group of classical music composers who wrote in the classical music era in the late eighteenth century in Vienna.
www.blownspeakers.com /pages3/94/viennese-coffee.html   (657 words)

 Waltz, English waltz, Viennese waltz, Slow waltz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Waltz is being done in many types of dancing, and there are differences between each type, mostly in tempo and style.
Folk-type waltzes are usually fast too, and the character of their moves is different.
The waltz was originally an Austrian peasant dance, and it was already danced at the Hapsburg court in the 17th century.
www.eijkhout.net /rad/dance_specific/waltz1.html   (327 words)

 Paul and Donna: Viennese Waltz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A form of Viennese waltz originally came from Bavaria and was danced by the peasantry as early as 1780.
The dance now became known as the "Viennese Waltz" and was danced by everyone, not only the peasantry - in the major cities of Europe and North America.
In 1833, a "good behavior" book was published by Miss Celbart and according to it, although it was allowed for married ladies to perform this dance, she called it "a dance of too loose character for maidens to perform".
www.time-to-dance.com /viennesewaltz.shtml   (124 words)

 Waltz Dance History Archives- The Waltz - Main1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The prime contribution of the waltz, historically is that it would be done in a closed position rather than an open or separated dance position.
The waltz is considered the "Queen of all the dances." The first tangible waltz tune appeared in 1670 in a popular song, "O du lieber Augustin." Vienna was the first to reveal the Viennese waltz (Valse) in the Opera "Una Cosa Rara" in 1776.
The Redowa was modified with the waltz and became the Hop-waltz with the first and fourth steps being leaped instead of glided, except that the first step must be jumped, like a jetté, or a Fouette and the other two steps being run.
www.streetswing.com /histmain/z3waltz.htm   (1396 words)

 Viennese Waltz and Polka and Schottische Lesson by the Traxlers
A series of four lessons in Viennese waltz, and a parallel series of four lessons in Polka and Schottische will be held at the Meridian House in November 2003, beginning on November 2.
They have taught the Viennese waltz to the cotillion of young ladies and gentlemen who performed at the two Viennese Opera Balls in Washington, as well as to the hundreds of interested Washingtonians who attended their waltz lessons at the Meridian House, the Smithsonian, the Austrian Embassy, and the White House.
They specialize in teaching the Viennese waltz as it is danced in Vienna, where the object is to flow around the ballroom, turning in each direction, navigating smoothly between the twirling couples.
www.geocities.com /viennesewaltz/meridian.html   (1194 words)

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The Viennese Waltz is quite different from and should not be confused with the more common Slow Waltz.
Although there is a widespread myth that the Viennese Waltz is difficult to learn, it is in fact one of the very simplest of dances.
If you are a beginner and have very limited time to learn the Viennese Waltz before attending a ball, it is recommended that you concentrate on the natural turn and hesitation steps.
www.vienneseball.org /Learning.htm   (1341 words)

 Viennese waltz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The origins of Viennese Waltz are dated back to 12th/13th centuries and found in the dance called "Nachtanz".
Presumably this is a dance in 3/4 rhythm, which the French regard as the forerunner of the Viennese waltz.
In 1813 Mr Byron condemned the waltz as being unchaste.
www.dancesport.uk.com /training/vwaltz.htm   (216 words)

By the 1930's, "waltz" came to mean the slow waltz, which evolved from the "Boston", and the fast waltz was renamed the Viennese Waltz.
Washington, D.C.: "Evening of Viennese Waltzing", Saturday Feb 15th 1997 in the Organization of American States Building, which is between the White House and the Washington monument, and a bit to the west.
At the Viennese Waltz there was 7.3 square feet of dance floor space per attendee, and plenty of room to dance.
www.richwalt.com /rwalter/strauss/balls.html   (17841 words)

 Viennese Waltz in Washington DC Area
There are more than forty Viennese waltz and other waltz events a year in the Washington, DC area.
A beginning waltz lesson is taught from 3-3:30 pm, and the dance follows from 3:30-6 pm.
The music is mostly Viennese however tempo is too slow for the ballroom style of Viennese waltz.
www.dcdancenet.com /moredancing/vwaltz.html   (289 words)

 THE WALTZ, history of and beauty of the waltz
As they waltzed around on the darker side of the room, the kissing and the hugging became still bolder.
It was the dance of the new Romantic Period after the Napoleonic Wars, and the contemporaries of the first waltzes were highly shocked at the eroticism of this dance in which a lady clung to her partner, closed her eyes as in a happy dream, and glided off as if the world had disappeared.
These new waltz melodies could trace their ancestry back to the beer gardens of early eighteenth century Vienna, and to the rural inns and tavern situated on the outskirts of Vienna and on the banks of the Danube River.
www.bobjanuary.com /waltz.htm   (656 words)

 Hitler's Viennese Waltz
She contends that Viennese Modernism was really about letting sexuality out of its bourgeois cage, and the eminently unerotic Mahler was therefore only a sort of marginal Modernist.
That was, to use Schorske's terms, at the center of the Viennese Modernist sons' attempt to transcend their fathers' failed liberal politics.
But it is unfair and unproductive to flatten the obstructionist Viennese politicians who shut down Parliament--many of whom were not anti-Semitic and none of whom called for a dictatorship--with the crushing charge of mentoring him.
www.thenation.com /doc/19990809/reitter/2   (1142 words)

 DanceSport Latvia Internet Pages - Viennese Waltz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
During the 18th century the dances: Weller, Walzer and Landler were found, this last dance the Landler is originally the forerunner of our Viennese Waltz.
Between 1800 and 1820 the steps and figures from the Landler were reduced due to the speed of music and the 6 step Viennese Waltz was born.
During the Sixties a lot of discussion was going on between Germany and the U.K concerning the number of Viennese Waltz variations allowed in Competitions.
www.dancesport.lv /eng/knowledge/dances/vienwaltz.htm   (120 words)

 Viennese Waltz - Frequently Asked Questions
The 1998 Viennese Opera Ball was held on September 25, 1998, at the Washington Hilton Hotel.
In 1997 and 1998, Viennese waltz lessons were held at the Embassy of Austria in conjunction with the Viennese Opera Ball in Washington.
You may notice that the waltz taught and generally danced at Glen Echo is a "turning waltz" or "country waltz" and not the Viennese waltz, so you may have difficulty dancing with some of the dancers there.
www.geocities.com /viennesewaltz/waltz-faq.html   (2512 words)

 Atlanta Waltz Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Our mission is to offer the highest quality and variety of waltz music from waltzing's more than 200-year history and to allow dancers to explore and extend the range of their waltzing abilities and to meet exciting dance partners in a safe social space free of smoke and alcohol.
Dean Paton, from "Night Work-The Waltz Book": "I had to keep reminding myself that almost all great waltzes, from Viennese epics to Parisian musettes, and even those commercially inspired pop waltzes from the first years of the Twentieth Century, were meant to be danced first and listened to as an afterthought.
It is known that many European politicians much preferred the subtle passion of their energetic waltz partners to the far more risky passion of guns and cannon, the Congress having been criticized widely (or complimented?) that it does not march, it dances.
www.splittree.org /atlantawaltzsociety.htm   (3049 words)

 Friday Night Waltz
Friday Night Waltz is a high energy dance that features mainly waltzes in the dances and classes, along with other dances like polka, one step, swing, and tango.
We teach waltzes and other dances at all levels, from newcomer to advanced.
Waltz Madness is the performance/demonstration troupe for Friday Night Waltz.
www.fridaynightwaltz.com   (779 words)

 Viennese Waltz - Frequently Asked Questions
Because of the large number of Viennese waltz students (nearly 700 in 1997, and hundreds of students every year since then), we are including answers to frequently asked questions here.
It is possible to dance the Viennese waltz to the music typically played at the dances there, as long as your partner will also dance the Viennese waltz.
The Viennese waltz is especially beautiful when danced in ballgowns with long, full skirts, rather than close-fitting gowns with straight skirts.
geocities.com /viennesewaltz/waltz-faq.html   (2512 words)

 Where to dance the Viennese Waltz in and around Washington DC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Where to dance the Viennese Waltz in and around Washington DC As much as I go out dancing there's no dance I feel more passionately about than the Viennese Waltz.
The waltz lessons in DC were organized in preparation for the cotillion presentation during the DC Viennese Opera Ball.
Waltz dances are usually held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.
www.aboutsanjaya.com /Dancing/Waltz.asp   (1096 words)

 Learn to dance Viennese Waltz; Dance Lessons: Riverside Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Studios
The Waltz developed in Central Europe from the Austrian dance known as the Landler.
Viennese Waltz is basically Waltz music played at a much quicker tempo.
The Viennese Waltz is known for its rotational movement, which is simple and elegant.
amurrayriverside.com /vwaltz.html   (193 words)

 Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
its called the Slovenian Waltz or "a waltz" at their dances.
Viennese, getting a little bouncy if the beat of the waltz is bouncy or
Waltz "Slovenia" with whatever folk band is on for the night.
www.viennesecleveland.com   (511 words)

 Washington DCDanceNet: Viennese Waltz Discussion Page
The waltz as you have described it is the waltz as it should be described.
I have become aware of a subculture of waltzers that dances the Viennese Waltz in a way that is dramatically different from International Modern style.
The DC-style Viennese Waltz (known here as "the waltz") has a forward link step of its own, with variations, which may be performed for quite a while, depending on the music and other factors.
www.dcdancenet.com /moredancing/misc/vwdiscussions.html   (2557 words)

 ipedia.com: Viennese Waltz Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It the historically first sense, the name may refer to several versions of the waltz, including the ea...
IS Viennese Waltz is danced in closed position.
AS Viennese Waltz has much more freedom, both in dance positions and syllabus.
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 History of Modern Ballroom Dancing
In this Norwegian Waltz, the man assists the lady to do this by lifting her into the air as she takes this step (thus neatly accommodating the general difference in leg length of the partners).
Currently, the Viennese Waltz is danced at a tempo of about 180 beats per minute, with a limited range of figures, namely: Forward and Backward Change Steps, Natural and Reverse Turns (travelling or on the spot as Fleckerls), Contracheck, Left Whisk, Off Beat Spin, Two Bar Contra, and Reverse Pivot.
This version of the Waltz retained the characteristic turning figures and added others such as a dip, and was danced with the partners holding their hands on each others hips.
linus.socs.uts.edu.au /~don/pubs/modern.html   (3410 words)

 Wiener Walzer - Viennese waltz - Music in Vienna and famous Austrian composers
The Viennese waltz has its origins in the 18th century with the advent of a bourgeois society.
Weekend outings brought the Viennese population to those inns where social etiquette was less strict than in the capital's ballrooms.
The Viennese waltz is much faster than the modern waltz and allows for dashing movements by changing the direction of rotation mid-dance ('Linkswalzer' and 'Rechtswalzer').
www.aboutvienna.org /composers/waltz.htm   (220 words)

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