The Waltz is the oldest form of ballroom dance, dating back to the mid-18th century. The German folk dance “Lander” is the forerunner of the Waltz, which people also refer to as the “Slow Waltz” or the “English Waltz”. During the mid-1700s, a dance was developed called the “Walzer,” derived from the Latin word volvere, indicating a rotating motion.
Napoleon’s soldiers spread the Waltz from Germany to Paris. The dance then glided across the channel to England and then made its way to the United States. Today, the Slow Waltz is very popular with dancers of all ages and skill levels, and is also one of the International Standard dances.
Join Ventura Dance Center in the slow waltz every Friday night at 7p.m! Call (201) 881-6434 for more information today!