Time Signature: 3/4 or 6/8 timing.
Tempo: Between 162 BPM for American and 174-180 BPM for International.
Music Style: Any FAST music which uses 3/4 or 6/8 timing. Because people mostly identify just the 1st beat of the phrase (the 1 out of the 123), they tend to hear these songs as fairly slow (because they’re only hearing 1 out of every 3 beats). Viennese Waltzes tend to have a soothing sound to them.
Character: Similar to Waltz in the fact that you are using the same timing and style, but MUCH FASTER!!! The dance is mainly characterized by continuous, fluid spinning, boxes done around the dance floor. Less rise and fall is used and steps are shorter because of the speed at which the dance is done.
Where you can use it: Only where you find a 3/4 or 6/8 timing song being played. A few popular songs are Viennese Waltz’s, but the best place to find a Viennese Waltz is at a ballroom!
(Want to know where you can go to dance around us (within 60 miles)? Check out our guide: "Places to Dance".)
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