Our Waltz Dance Lessons in Toronto will teach you this style known by many as the quintessential ballroom dance of fairy tales and Disney princesses. A graceful, gliding dance that is most at home in a marble-columned grand ballroom. Yet it came from far humbler origins in the mid 1700s where its first versions were danced by Bavarian peasants. As its popularity spread, it began to replace the minuet among noblemen and noblewomen, evolving into the refined dance of tuxedos and large flowing dresses we know today.
There are two common speeds of Waltz danced today, slow Waltz (usually just called Waltz), and Viennese Waltz which is considerably faster. Viennese Waltz is further split into American Smooth and International Standard versions.