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The introduction of the Waltz was the scandal of 19th century English society: never before had a man and woman danced publicly in a virtual embrace. But the grace and beauty of the Waltz were noticed, and English society eventually "embraced" it. 

Queen Victoria was an exquisite ballroom dancer who developed a passion for the Waltz. 

 Graceful turning moves are very characteristic of the Waltz.


Viennese Waltz

In 1754 the first music for the actual "Waltzen" appeared in Germany. 
The dance became very popular in Vienna. 
In 1812 the dance was introduced into England under the name of the German Waltz and it caused a great sensation. 
Through the 19th Century, the danced  was further popularized by by the music of Josef and Johann Strauss.

The Waltz is a dance performed to music with three beats to the bar, and gives the dance a delightful romantic lift.



The Foxtrot is truly an American dance, credited to Harry Fox and dating back to 1914 when he was reportedly doing rapid trotting steps with his partner to Ragtime music (the original form of Jazz), and it was originally referred to as “Fox’s Trot”. 
Since those early vaudeville days both the music and the dance have changed into the more smooth and sauntering dance that we see today.

Social Foxtrot is fun and simple to learn.


Modern Tango

The American or Modern Tango is a descendant of the original Tango from Argentina and continues to evolve. 
Among those influences, the technical International (English) style Tango, the dramatic Paso Doble, and even the original Argentine style continue to contribute to its evolution. 

But the American is still best known as both the simplest and the showiest of all Tangos.

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