What is the Waltz? The Waltz in a ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat. The waltz is primarily danced in the closed position. It is believed to have started in the 16th century.
A typical song is about 3-4 minutes in length. Therefore, plan for a minimum of 12 hours of practice to perfect your dance. If you choose to make your first dance a waltz, contact your local dance studio and they will help with a choreographed routine. If you select your first dance as a waltz, it is also commonly known as the Bridal Waltz.
If you are the bride and groom dancing a waltz for your first dance, be sure to practice with the bride wearing her wedding dress (even if it is in private without the groom). This way you can test the length of the dress and the weight so all the turns can be performed as expected.
If you would like to see a waltz danced, view past shows of Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Some of the songs listed below were danced to on past episodes. For your convenience, we also listed they music genre and release date of each song.
#16 Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? - Bryan Adams, 1995 (Rock)