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Much of the beauty of Waltz is in the rise and fall action as the dance sweeps through a pendulum swing on every bar of music.

Being a teacher involved in some 3,700 group classes over the past decade, I’ve seen countless people misunderstand the timing and action of the rise and fall in Waltz.

In this short video, the proper technique is described in more detail to help dancers improve the look of their Waltz.

It covers the timing of the action, and invites you to rethink the flow of the rise and fall to create more harmony within the partnership. Enjoy!

George Pytlik

Author George Pytlik

Before turning pro, George achieved impressive results as an amateur competitor, holding the Senior (30+) Latin championship in BC, Canada for 7 consecutive years with his wife Wendy. The couple twice achieved a top-3 Canadian ranking in Senior Latin as well as a 3rd place Canadian ranking in 30+ Ten Dance. Today, George and Wendy are professional teachers with a vision of growing a strong dance community in Delta near Vancouver, BC.

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