Viennese Waltz

We started learning the Viennese Waltz this evening. It’s very fast with almost continual spins, which makes it quite tricky. I didn’t get very far tonight, but our teachers demonstrated a full-speed routine and it looks great – I’m looking forward to improving on it. The man always has to lead strongly in ballroom dances, but because of the speed it’s particularly important in this case. If Lynsey or I make a mistake and head in opposite directions the immediate response is to pull her back into line, but when it’s me who erred (far more common) I feel guilty – it’s literally manhandling someone, after all. Hopefully this will stop happening once we improve a little đŸ˜‰ Here’s how it looks at very high standards:

Maybe one day đŸ™‚