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The International-style Waltz is an iconic dance and one that everyone should master. Danced the same way all around the world, knowing the technique gives you confidence and social skills you can utilize no matter where you travel.

This is a comprehensive course. Though presented in video form, it's the same program we teach in our six-week Intermediate Waltz group class series. Totaling just over two hours in length, this thorough course is broken down into 13 individual pieces that match the groups listed in our downloadable choreography guide.

You'll learn Bronze, Silver and even some Gold figures, and you'll learn how to put the different figures together to create interesting choreography for your dancing. Each group includes one new figure that we show you in considerable detail so that you understand the principles you'll need to know to look great on the dance floor and to lead or follow the figure effectively.

This video is available to all Delta Dance members.


This course totals about 37 minutes in length. It covers the Natural Turn, Reverse Turn, and the forward Change Step to provide you with the most important figures you need for social dancing.

Natural Turns (length 20:48)
Natural Turns are slightly more challenging than Reverse Turns, because the partners are positioned on each other's right sides, requiring us to get past our partner in right turns. We cover an exercise to help you develop more effective pendulum swing action, foot alignments, and other details to help you move fluidly down the floor.

Reverse Turns & Change Steps (length 16:50)
Reverse Turns are easier than Natural Turns, but require a crossing of the feet on the forward half of each movement, so we give you vital technique to do this well so that you don't veer sideways. We then cover the forward Change Step, when to change direction, and additional notes on Viennese Waltz musicality.

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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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