Waltz Dance Lessons

Waltz is one of the most iconic of the ballroom dances, and one of my personal favorites. Here are just a few steps to give you a taste of this beautiful and elegant dance.

Step 1: Left Box Turn

The Left Box Turn can be done with no turn, up to 3/4 of a turn to left.It is comprised of a forward walk on the left foot, followed by a chasse to the right. The second half is danced by taking a back walk on the right foot, followed by a chasse to left. When rotation is added, the bulk of the rotation is taken between the walks and the chasses.

Step 2: 6-Count Underarm Turn

The 6-Count Underarm Turn is unusual in that the follow turns to the right over 6 steps, as opposed to most underarm turns that are danced in just 1-3 steps. The result if a full, billowy action that is great for wedding dances, although it is a very popular figure amongst social dancers as well. This figure looks and feels the best when a lot of space is taken up, but when dancing on a crowded dance floor, you'll have to keep the distances actions a little smaller.

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