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How to Do the Waltz Balance Step

Learn how to do the waltz balance step from dance instructors Aaron Mitchum and Kristina Reese in this ballroom dance tutorial from Howcast.


Aaron: Hi guys, I'm Aaron.

Kristina: And I'm Kristina.

Aaron: And we're both professional dance instructors here in New York City and today, we're going to be talking about our waltz. We're going to be taking a look at a step we like to refer to as the balance steps.

Kristina: This step is a really good step when you're moving around the room, if there's a lot of congestion, a lot of people dancing around you because this is a move that doesn't really go anywhere. Just keeps you in the same spot so it's good to use when there's a lot of people around and you don't really have anywhere to go. We're going to show it side by side. We will both start on our left foot going forward.

One, bring the right foot to the left foot. Put weight onto it and then, back down onto the left. Back one, two, three. Now, we're going to go to the side with our left foot. One, two, three, side right, two, three. Then, we'll repeat the whole pattern. Forward one, two, three. One, two, three. Side, two, three. Side, two, three. Let's try that with a partner. One, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three.

Let's try that to some music.

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