Viennese Waltz

Ballroom Dance

What is now called the Viennese waltz is the original form of the waltz, which is a faster version compared to the English or Slow waltz. It was the first ballroom dance performed in the closed hold. The Viennese Waltz is a rotary dance where the dancers are constantly turning either toward the leader’s right (natural) or toward the leader’s left (reverse), interspersed with non-rotating change steps to switch between the directions of rotation.