1st Saturday Dance - September 7, 2019

Lesson:  Viennese Waltz (7:30-8:30pm)
Instructor:  Katya Cooper
ial dancing:  8:30-11:00 pm
Location:  Ballroom Impact Atlanta
Northridge Business Park
8601 Dunwoody Place, Building 700, Suite 730
Atlanta, GA   30350
(404) 953-8033
Directions:  Click HERE

  • $10 USA Dance members
  • $12 non-USA Dance members
  • Students 1/2 price with valid ID
Viennese Waltz

The Viennese Waltz was quite scandalous when it first emerged. Not only were ladies ankles visible, but both men and women were in dance hold for the very first time! However, it later gained acceptance and even popularity amongst the upper class.

From the time in which the dance was first introduced until today, the Viennese Waltz has changed very little. It is a rotary dance where the dancers are constantly turning either toward the leader's right (a natural turn) or toward the leader's left (a reverse turn), interspersed with non-rotating change steps to switch between the direction of rotation.

Other moves such as fleckerls, side sway and underarm turns are modern inventions and are not normally danced at the annual balls in Vienna.