Waltz in Chicago Making a Comeback Thank You “La La Land”
“La La Land”
Dance studios across Chicago are riding the wave thanks to “La La Land.” One local dance studio is having a “La La Land” theme inspired party encouraging clients to wear vintage dresses. Another studio down the street were featured in a news piece where news talent visited the dance studio learning dance steps that were used in the recent award-winning musical. Recently when scrolling through Facebook we came across a local studio that set up a backdrop scene from the movie where you can take your photo next to a lamp-post under the stars.
It’s no coincidence our dance school is experiencing a recent surge in Waltz requests. The “La La Land” phenomenon is still at a surge flowing through Windy City Wedding Dance. After the launch of “La La Land,” we had wedding dance couples requesting to change their song and dance style. The main song from the musical requested by couples is a style of Waltz. We anticipate this musical continuing its splash across Weddings in 2017.
There are 2 styles of Waltz which have significant differences yet share some of the same steps. The main difference is speed. One style is referred to as Waltz and the other is Viennese Waltz. Waltz is a traditional folk dance style with a German heritage. The Waltz gained popularity is Vienna in late 1700’s. The dance began to spread across Europe over the following years.
Waltz music is often written in 3/4 timing. Most waltz music doesn’t include lyrics or vocals just beautiful instruments that fill the room. Does learning how to Waltz interest you? Our beginner ballroom dance class covers the American Style Waltz. This class is a group of students who attend 4 weeks of classes one time per week. Each week they learn a new dance. You can also learn how to Waltz in our private dance lessons.
Windy City Wedding Dance is a full service ballroom dance school located in downtown Chicago with a specialized focus in wedding dance. Know someone interested in learning how to dance?