Dancing Fun Fact:
During the Victorian era, the waltz was met with opposition because the close hold was considered improper.
At first, the waltz was performed with arm's length between male and female dancers. The shocking transition to the close embrace happened only after English Queen Victoria fell in love with the dance and forced this change.
Source: Mystery Ballroom
Why not polish up your dancing shoes, hit Play on the Waltz Playlist after the jump, and take a spin around the floor.
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