Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
The 1-2-3 rhythm of the waltz has appealed to dancers since it was first introduced in Europe in the 19th century. Its steps, slides, hesitations, and promenade movements are taught in this program by experienced instructors Kathy Blake and Gene Russo. Many couples are especially fond of this ballroom dance since it allows them to embrace while dancing. The flowing movements of this dance clearly indicate why the name "waltz" was chosen since it comes from the the German word "walzen" which means "to revolve." Viewers will find that many great composers, including Frederic Chopin, have written beautiful waltzing melodies over the years. Subsequent volumes of Let's Learn How to Dance for Adults: Waltz are sold separately and build upon the basic steps found in this first volume.