Waltz

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  • Waltz
    • Instruments
      • Orchestra
      • Piano
    • Characteristics
      • 3/4
      • Um-cha-cha bass line
      • Accented bass note 'um'
      • Fast, dotted minim=70 bpm
      • Rubato
      • Slow harmonic pace
      • Smooth and flowing
      • Binary form
      • Slow introduction, allows dancers to get into position
    • Dance
      • Paired dance
      • Ballroom hold- close contact
      • Repeated sequence of three steps
      • Rise and fall
    • Origins
      • Late 18th century
      • Vienna, Austria
      • Became popular in the 19th century
      • Controversial when it first came out because of the close contact between partners
    • Composers
      • Tchaikovsky

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