About This Dance

The Viennese Waltz is a rotary dance where the dancers are constantly turning either toward the leader’s right (natural) or toward the leader’s left (reverse), interspersed with non-rotating change steps to switch between the direction of rotation. A true Viennese waltz consists only of turns and change steps. Other moves such as the fleckerls, American-style figures and side sway or underarm turns are modern inventions and are not normally danced at the annual balls in Vienna. Furthermore, in a properly danced Viennese Waltz, couples do not pass, but turn continuously left and right while travelling counterclockwise around the floor following each other.

Example Songs for the Viennese Waltz

Gazebo Waltz - Michael Lloyd
Take This Waltz - Leonard Cohen
The Blue Danube - 101 Strings
Morning Has Broken - Zsa Zsa Padilla
Flora's Secret - Enya
Take This Waltz - Leonard Cohen
Duke of Kent's Waltz - Nutshell
The Dreamer's Waltz - Jeffrey Michael
Turning - Suzanne Ciani
My Favorite Things - Brian Seltzer
Waltz Of The Flowers - Tony Evans
The Marino Waltz - Phil Coulter
Morning Journals - 101 Strings

Viennese Waltz

These videos are meant to be reminders for people who have taken our classes. We do not present them as instructional. Many excellent instructional videos may be found on Dance Vision International’s website.