Waltz

ISTD International Standard - Waltz Syllabus

Newcomer
  1. Closed Changes
  2. Natural Turn
  3. Reverse Turn
  4. Natural Spin Turn
  5. Whisk
  6. Chasse from Promenade Position
Bronze
  1. Closed Impetus
  2. Hesitation Change
  3. Outside Change
  4. Reverse Corté
  5. Back Whisk
  6. Basic Weave
  7. Double Reverse Spin
  8. Reverse Pivot
  9. Back Lock
  10. Progressive Chassé to R
Silver
  1. Weave from Promenade Position
  2. Closed Telemark
  3. Open Telemark & Cross Hesitation
  4. Open Telemark and Wing
  5. Open Impetus and Cross Hesitation
  6. Open Impetus and Wing
  7. Outside Spin
  8. Turning Lock
  9. Drag Hesitation (*)
Gold
  1. Left Whisk
  2. Contra Check
  3. Closed Wing
  4. Turning Lock to R
  5. Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot
  6. Hover Corte
  7. Fallaway Whisk (*)

Waltz is a traveling, swing dance. It is also called Slow Waltz (compared to Viennese Waltz) or Diagonal Waltz (Waltz moves down the floor in a zig-zag diagonal fashion, while Viennese Waltz moves straight down Line of Dance.)


* Figures marked with (*) are additional figures that may be danced in Medal Tests at the indicated level.

Timing

  • 3/4 with the first beat accented. 3 beats per measure (bar), 1/4  (quarter note) is one beat.
  • Each step is one beat.

Technique

Choreography

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