Meaning and Definition of Waltz | Concept and What is.

What is the Waltz?

The Waltz is a traditional dance from many regions of Germany, many assume that Tyrol in Austria, but no one, it is located with certainty its origin. The term comes from the word "Walzer or Rullo" which means give laps or laps simply; It is today considered among the "ballroom dancing" traditional and elegant, even present in competitions dedicated to the style. Historically we must distinguish three types of waltzes, two German and one Russian. Of German origin were three and two times respectively, and one was played after the other, usually the three times first both with a leisurely pace.

The Russian Waltz was three times but much faster than the German. Although born in Germany (with a history in the 12th century) becomes very popular in France in the 18th century and there is expanding all over the world. Grandmasters cultivated with predilection this rhythm: Haydn, Mozart, Weber, Beethoven and Brahms. Personally, my favorites are the Chopin composed but have known compounds in Vienna by Johann Straus and his son (homonym).

The Russians include Tchaikovsky even if he was using them more as part of other works. In Latin America also are many authors and various kinds such as the Venezuelan Waltz, Argentine and others. It is an elegant and easy-to-learn dance, the choreography one recalls more with the heart than with the mind. While there are many dances in the world the waltz had the virtue of attracting crowds, the gesture of putting Knight hand on the waist of the lady was seen as something very daring at the time, almost obscene, and why people were more attracted by the curiosity and desire to learn this dance alike.

There are few girls who dream of dancing the "Blue Danube" at their wedding, or few pianists of long perfectly interpret the "minute Waltz" and there still are many classical dancers who want to "fly" to the rhythm of the Waltz from "El Lago de los Cisnes". Few dances in the world are so recognized at the time and its influence in the world has not ended.
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