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"

5. Dancing in Jaffa

Ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulaine, takes his belief that dance can overcome political and cultural differences and puts it into action with one hundred fifty 11 year old Jewish and Palestinian Israelis learinng ballroom dance.

Dulain originally started a similar program in New York City to teach inner city kids life skills through dance including etiquette,  self-esteem, discipline, and respect. The documentary "Mad Hot Ballroom" was a film on his work in New York.

The following is a trailer of the movie "Dancing in Jaffa".