We offer balloom dance, swing dance and Latin dance classes
at West Roxbury School of Dance:
Characterized by its rolling style and romantic flavor, 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.
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 waltes are on our students' list of faves in the column on the right.
When joining our ballroom 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.