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Narberth: 913 Montgomery Ave.
Narberth, PA 19072-1501
Phone: 610-668-8870610-668-8870

Paoli: 20 West Lancaster Ave.
Paoli, PA 19301
Phone: 610-993-9305610-993-9305

The elegant sweeping movement of the Waltz gives dancers a chance to practice balance and move lightly with ease.


Considered the mother of present day dances, the Waltz began in southern Germany in the 17th century. The popularity of the Waltz grew with the music of Johann Strauss and eventually blossomed in the 20th century. It is the basis for many dances and is popular today all over the world.


The Waltz is written in 3/4 time and has a slow to medium tempo with the musical accent occurring on the first beat of each measure. The basic count for Waltz is 1, 2, 3. Faster tempo Waltz is called Viennese Waltz.


The basic components of Waltz are walking steps and side steps. Rise and Fall and Body Sway are some of the styling characteristics which make the simplest Waltz patterns elegant and beautiful.

Teaching Elements

  • Posture
Learn to relax shoulders for a more confident look
  • Rise & Fall 
Explore the essence of Waltz styling
  • Balance Combinations
Strengthen ankles & develop momentum control
  • Drive & Drift
Develop flow and movement
  • Alignments
Use room alignments to move line-of-dance
  • Control
Ease of movement and coordination
  • Compare/Contrast
Fox Trot, Rumba, Samba

Waltz songs and artists include:

Moon River — Andy Williams
Open Arms — Mariah Carey
Could I Have This Dance — Anne Murray
Are You Lonesome Tonight? — Elvis Presley


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    Arthur Murray Dance Studio
    Arthur Murray Dance Centers Narberth:
    913 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072-1501
    | Phone: 610-668-8870610-668-8870 | Fax: 610-668-8872
    20 West Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA 19301
    | Phone: 610-993-9305610-993-9305
    Business Hours: Monday – Friday: 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM