Ballroom Dance

The Waltz

The Waltz is the oldest of the ballroom dances, dating from the middle of the Eighteenth Century.  It is done  Napoleon's invading solders spread the waltz from Germany to Paris; then the dance glided across the channel to England and finally made its way to the United States. The waltz is done in triple time and performed in a closed position.

Below is the waltz and quickstep scene from the movie "Shall We Dance"

1. Waltz

The waltz is a smooth, progressive ballroom dance in triple time, performed primarily in a closed position.

The following scene is from the movie "Shall We Dance". The dancer in blue (around 2:18) attended Stevenson High School and Brigham Young University in Utah before becoming a professional ballroom dancer.