Lynsey and I headed over to Worcester this evening for a lesson in the American Smooth waltz. It’s the first of a seven-week course, and was fun, if fast moving. Having some experience in the ‘standard’ waltz meant we kept up ok, but I felt for the complete beginners. The American Smooth differs in that it’s permissible to break the normal ballroom hold, and mixes the elegance of ballroom with more visually interesting latin moves. It has a distinctive look that’s hard to describe without using the word ‘smooth’. I imagine we’ll eventually be taught a full routine. Good fun – I’m looking forward to next week!