For the first night of the season, the couples danced either the Viennese Waltz or the Cha Cha.
Key features of the Viennese Waltz are:
• The Waltz developed in Central Europe from the Austrian dance known as the Landler.
• The fast whirling of partners held as if in an embrace shocked polite society.
• The music of Johann Strauss and the famous ballrooms of Vienna popularized the faster version known as the Viennese Waltz.
For more details on the steps of the dance, check out our about the dances section
Featured:ANNA TREBUNSKAYA, EVAN LYSACEK (Season 10)