Eugene Ormandy – Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 (Instrumental) – Johann Strauss, Jr.

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What is the dance position used in waltz? The most commonly used kind of closed position comes from the waltz and is very commonly used in ballroom dance. The leader’s right hand is on the follower’s back (or, rarely, on the left upper arm near the shoulder); its exact placement on the back ranges from the waist to the left shoulder blade.

The romantic Waltz is one of the most popular ballroom dances of all time. Considered by some as the “mother of present day dances” and the “backbone dance” of the ballroom dancing arena, the Waltz is the basis for many dances. A truly romantic dance, the Waltz is comprised of soft, round, flowing movements.

The waltz makes a grand entry in the key of B-flat major with loud chords preceded with the waltz’s three beats to the bar ushering the first waltz’s gentle and swirling melody. The second waltz section, in E-flat major invokes the joys of spring with the flute imitating birdsong and a pastoral scene. The plaintive and dramatic third section in A-flat major and later in C minor probably suggests spring showers whereas the fourth section that follows breaks out from the pensive mood with another cheerful melody in A-flat major. Without a coda, the familiar first waltz melody makes a grand entrance before its breathless finish, strong chords and the usual timpani drumroll and warm brass flourish. A performance lasts between seven and nine minutes.

What are the basic dance steps of waltz?
The Basic Box Step
Leader steps forward with his left foot. Follower steps back with her right.
Leader steps to the right with his right foot. …
Leader closes his left foot to his right. …
Leader steps back with his right foot. …
Leader steps to the left with his left foot. …
Leader closes his right foot to his left.

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