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September 15 - October 06, 2022

Ballroom Dance - Beginner - Slow Waltz

CERA Recreation Complex • 3300 Bryant Irvin Rd Fort WorthTX  76109 Organized by Corporate Employees Recreation Association
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Thursday, October 6, 2022.

The Waltz originated as a folk dance from Austria. Predecessors include the "Matenick" and a variation called the "Furiant" that were performed during rural festivals in Bohemia. The French dance, "Walt", and the Austrian Ländler are the most similar to the waltz among its predecessors.

The "king of dances" acquired different national traits in different countries. Thus there appeared the English Waltz, the Hungarian Waltz, and the Waltz-Mazurka. The "Waltz" is derived from the old German word "walzen" meaning "to roll, turn", or "to glide". Waltz was danced competitively since 1923 or 1924.

Like all Standard category dances, Waltz is a progressive dance, meaning that dancers travel along a path known as the line of dance. It is characterized by pendulum swing movements and incorporates general elements of ballroom technique such as foot parallelism, rise and fall, and sway.

Most of the basic figures have one step per beat (three per measure), whereas advanced figures have four to six steps per measure. The faster pace of the advanced figures, especially when combined with dance turns, results in fast-paced, dynamic dancing despite the relatively slow music tempo. Slow steps and elegant poses are often used to contrast fast-paced dance segments, resulting in what is sometimes referred to as light and shade.


Age Category

Adult

Prerequisites

Ballroom Dance Associate Membership
or Ballroom Dance Guest Membership
or Staff Member - CERA - Annual
or Staff Member - CERA - Lifetime

Instructor

Maghen Garrett

When

September 15 - October 06, 2022

6:30 PM to 7:15 PM

Thursday

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Age and Gender

Ages 18-255 · Co-Ed

Location

CERA Recreation Complex

3300 Bryant Irvin Rd Fort WorthTX  76109

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