General Dance Discussion > What does waltz mean to you?

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by opendoor, Jan 22, 2013.


What does "waltz" means for you most likely? Please select (several votes possible)!

  1. Boston (American Waltz)

  2. Slow waltz (English Waltz)

  3. Landler (German Waltz)

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  4. Mazurka (Polish Waltz)

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  5. Viennese Waltz

  6. Vals Cruzado (Argentine Waltz)

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  7. Vals Criollo (Latin-American Waltz)

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  8. Valse Musete (French Waltz)

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  9. Anything in 3/4 or 6/8 measure

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    From my european perspective I found some differences concerning the meaning of the word waltz. So I look forward to your replies.
  2. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    when someone says "waltz" with no other qualifier, my assumption is that I am doing a slow in American or International (have never had anyone use the term English or Boston)....having said that, I am aware of the many other types of waltzing that exist
  3. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    So should we change the list?
  4. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    am sure it is fine as it is...just giving my answer :)...I am just one person, with one limited perspective :)
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  5. snapdancer

    snapdancer Well-Known Member

    If someone says "waltz" without a qualifier, I'd assume a slow waltz. Recognizing that it could be a Viennese Waltz. I'm not familiar with the other variations.
  6. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    It depends on what world I'm in. If I'm with Tango people, I know they're talking about Vals. If I'm with ballroom people, it's American or International.
  7. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    im offended at the absence of country waltz as a choice!!!!! LLOLL

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  8. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    If it's dance, I'd assume slow/smooth or Viennese. If a general conversation about music, I'd assume the answer about time signatures.
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  9. GGinrhinestones

    GGinrhinestones Well-Known Member

    Today, with no other qualifier, I would think slow waltz. Before I started dancing and knew the difference, "waltz" was a mixture of slow waltz and Viennese Waltz. Though I agree with DOI - from a music perspective, I'd go with the time signature answer.
  10. dancelike

    dancelike New Member

    In Vietnam, we play Quick & Slow Waltz. Slow Waltz have two styles: French Valse Boston (Cross-step waltz) and English Waltz. Boston was popular several years ago, when dancesport not well-known, and often used for beginner or female who doesn't like closed frame.

    Like others, music is the most important, but if I have to choose, English Waltz is my favour.

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