Friday, August 21, 2009

Which Waltz are You Dancing?

How many versions of Waltz can you name? And do you know which one you are learning? I'll let you mull that one over and get back to you.

In the meantime, here's a couple of tips for beginners to Waltz. No doubt you've been learning the box step - it's where we start everybody in American style social Waltz.

One of the best things you can do to strengthen your Waltz is to make sure counts 2 and 3 of the box step are a side-close step. That means that once you take your side step on count 2, the other leg should then close completely to the planted leg on count 3. Sloppy Waltz-ers will leave inches-wide gaps between their legs on the third count.

To make it clean and neat, remember to close your feet!

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