The Viennese Waltz is a genre of Ballroom Style. It’s the oldest of all Ballroom dances, emerging in the second half of the 18th century influenced by German and Austrian dance styles.
The Viennese Waltz is a rotary dance where the dancers are constantly turning either toward the leader’s right (natural) or toward the leader’s left (reverse), interspersed with non-rotating change steps to switch between the direction of rotation.
The International Style Viennese Waltz is danced only in a closed position. The syllabus/steps are limited to natural and reverse turns, changes, fleckerls, contra-checks, left whisks, and canter time pivots (canter pivots).
While Viennese Waltz is not as common socially in this day and age, it is still an excellent dance for learning grace, agility, balance, and posture. It is dashing, graceful, and few sights compare to the grandeur of a room full of couples waltzing around the floor!