American Style Waltz Syllabus
|Style:||American Smooth (Ballroom)|
|Music:||Slow ballads or instrumental music in 3/4 time.|
|Tempo:||84 - 96 beats per minute|
|Basic Rhythm:||123 123 (strong accent on 1)|
Waltz is a smooth progressive dance characterized by long, flowing movements, continuous turns, and rise & fall. Graceful and elegant, Waltz dancers glide around the floor almost effortlessly. The American style is punctuated with lavish open movements, underarm turns, and solo spins. At 28-30 measures per minute, the tempo is slow at best, but the expressive quality of the music often invites very powerful and dynamic movement from dancers.