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Re: English and Viennese Waltz VS. American style Waltz: Why the opposite?
Posted by terence2
7/8/2018  8:58:00 AM
1st.. lets establish that current day slow waltz is a bye product of the original Waltz...

What happened next ?. The social BR genre decided they needed a slower version, hence todays result.

Both sides of the Atlantic took a slightly different approach.
The English being also pragmatic, thought commencing with different fot for L and R turns . The Americans also took a pragmatic approach in their view, and decided it would make more sense if ALL dances commenced for the man on the L. foot
One may argue that a closed change preceding a Nat. turn is prep step, but, it is a step in its own right. Look at it this way; at the conclusion of a reverse turn to commence a natural turn one then needs to dance a closed change .

The more interesting thing about Waltz is that prior to modern waltz, only natural turns were used

All of the above theories are really geared towards how a beginner is taught, and each has its merits .
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