The International Slow Waltz is a smooth and graceful progressive dance characterized by its continuous pendulum swing movements and rise and fall. It is danced to slow, elegant, waltz music. The slower music of the waltz allows for slow, long, strides and elegant poses that contrast against the faster-paced dance segments.
Waltz is a popular dance for lots of formal occasions like weddings, quinceañeras, and other social gatherings. It can also be a competitive ballroom dance, and can often be seen in performances such as Dancing with the Stars. This dance can be very expressive and fulfilling to learn. A little known fact is that waltz and ballroom dancing teaches basic fundamental partnering skills that are imperative to being a great Latin dancer.
Ways to Learn Waltz at Arete Dance Center
Waltz is one of the four dances we teach in our Introduction to Ballroom Series, along with Cha Cha, Tango, and Jive. We continue to teach the waltz through all of our series group classes as you move up the levels, giving more advanced routines and technique as you progress. Learning strong fundamentals in waltz easily translates into great foundation for ALL other partner dances.
If you are just interested in learning the waltz on its own, we recommend a private lesson with one of our professional dance instructors.