OUT to Dance offers group dance classes in West Roxbury
and private lessons in Roslindale. Join us!

About Waltz

Waltz is characterized by its rolling style and romantic flavor. Contemporary waltz music is romantic and elegant; it’s a perennial favorite among ballroom dancers who relish the rise and fall movements of the waltz which create a gentle (or dramatic) rolling swoop around the dance floor.

“Moon River” is a classic example of the waltz rhythm, as are the R’n’B classics “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” and Aretha’s “Natural Woman”. Many more contemporary waltzes are on our students’ list of faves in the column on the right.

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History of Waltz

The waltz first became fashionable in Vienna around the 1780s, spreading to many other countries in the years to follow. The waltz, and especially its closed dance position, became the example for the creation of many other ballroom dances. Subsequently, new types of waltz have developed, including many folk and several ballroom dances, as well as country waltz.

Music for Dancing

Our waltz playlist on Spotify
Aretha Franklin- I Never Loved A Man
Nat King Cole- Fascination
Norah Jones- Come Away With Me
Joan Osborne- Heart of Stone
Michael Buble- At This Moment
Nickel Creek- Jealous Of The Moon
Jackie DeShannon- What The World Needs Now
Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes- If You Don’t Know Me By Now
Elvis Presley- Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello- God Give Me Strength
Collin Raye- Dreaming My Dreams With You
Annie Lennox- Cold
The Eagles- Take It To The Limit
Pink Martini- Que Sera Sera
Journey- Open Arms
Sarah McLachlan- Rainbow Connection

When joining our Waltz and other dance classes, note that our OUT to Dance studio locations, West Roxbury and Roslindale, MA, are within twenty minutes of downtown Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Brighton, Allston, Brookline, Newton, Chestnut Hill, Dedham, Norwood, Needham, Westwood, Milton and Quincy; and within 25 to 35 minutes of Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Wellesley, Natick, Waltham, Braintree, Brockton, Stoughton, Canton, Foxboro, Weymouth and surrounding towns. We are also less than an hour from Providence, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.