I’ve been inspired by Breast Cancer Ballroom Dancer and her keyword posts (jive was her latest). Throughout the rest of the challenge, I thought I would share what goes through my head when I think of each of the dances I compete in: waltz, tango, foxtrot, and Viennese waltz.
Today’s dance is waltz.
Waltz music, with its simple 1-2-3 count, can be very uplifting or very sad. I tend to like the darker waltzes. It is supposed to be a romantic dance, as if you are in love with your partner. But it always had a nostalgic feel to me, like I’m remembering a past love while I’m dancing. When I dance a waltz, I feel like my body is with my partner but my mind is being taken somewhere else by the music. I have to remind myself to stay present so I can connect with my partner and the audience though!
Waltz is like dancing on clouds with its sometimes-gentle, sometimes-dramatic rise and fall. You get a lovely feeling of floating or flying, especially when you start dancing at the silver level. The main difference between the bronze and silver levels in waltz is on the 3-count. In bronze, you close your feet, and in silver, you pass your feet. So your movement is more continuous and flowing in silver.
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