American Smooth Viennese Waltz

American Smooth along with American rhythm are the two forms of ballroom dancing that make-up the American style. It is made up of four dances; the waltz, Tango, Foxtrot and Viennese Waltz. He dance is influenced by Fred Astaire and Arthur Murray amongst others.

The Viennese Waltz is the original form of the Waltz and is the oldest ballroom dance created in the 1780s. As the name suggests, it comes from Austria and Germany.

The Viennese Waltz created a stir when it was first viewed by the public as it was the time men and women danced in hold and the ladies’ ankles were clearly visible. This version is usually more up-tempo than the regular Waltz.

Performed on the Night by Orla and Declan to “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys