Viennese Waltz Styling Group Class
Understanding the different group classes
- This class is designed to appeal to the beginner and intermediate alike.
- Our beginner classes trend towards more foundation information
- Our intermediate classes trend towards challenging the student
- Our styling classes focus more on an artistic aspect of the dance
- Our Series classes build towards the same goal from week to week.
- Students should approach a group class setting at Social Graces with the idea that they will gain something rather than everything. Every student will take something different as everyone as different tastes and goals.
Drop in fee is $15 and active students can attend this group class for free.
We do not have a dress code, but we encourage you to dress for comfort.
Singles and couples welcome
You do not need a partner to attend any class at Social Graces.
The Viennese Waltz, as its known today, was first danced by European royalty during the era of the Austrian composers, Johann Strauss I and Johann Strauss II (1800s). Its hallmark charisma and social grace is typical of that period of history. The Viennese Waltz became the only dance of that era which is still performed by the American public.
The Viennese Waltz is a progressive and turning dance and features some figures that are danced in place. Rise and fall is used in the dance but differently than in other smooth dances. In Waltz and Foxtrot, a dancer will often rise above their normal standing height but in the Viennese Waltz that’s not done. Rise is created through the knees and body.