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Victorian Era Couple Dances: Introduction (01:06)

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This segment orients viewers to the topic of couple ballroom dances and their variations through the 19th century.

Waltz (02:45)

The turning dance in 3/4 time evolved throughout the 19th century and into the 20th. Learn about the middle age variations, the hesitation waltz, and the turning variations.

The Bow (00:37)

The couple demonstrates the late century bow.

Mid-Century Waltz (01:21)

See close-up views of the steps for the man, steps for the woman, and the couple dancing together.

Late Century Waltz (02:00)

See close-up views of the steps for the man, steps for the woman, and the couple dancing together. See a full view of the couple dancing the waltz.

Reverse Waltz (01:08)

The couple demonstrates the reverse waltz. See a close up and full view.

Waltz: Changing Directions (01:10)

The couple dances the traditional clockwise waltz and turns counterclockwise. See a close up and full view.

Diagonal Waltz (01:09)

The couple demonstrates the diagonal waltz. See a close up and full view.

Redowa (01:08)

The redowa has a small scissor leap at the beginning of every half turn. The couple demonstrates the redowa. See a close up and full view.

Skaters Waltz (01:31)

The couple demonstrates the skaters waltz. See a close up and full view.

Military Times (01:30)

The couple demonstrates the military times dance suite. See a close up and full view.

Polka Dot Waltz (01:10)

The couple demonstrates the polka dot waltz. See a close up and full view.

Double Glide Waltz (01:10)

The couple demonstrates the double glide waltz. See a close up and full view.

Aeroplane Waltz (01:09)

The couple demonstrates the aeroplane waltz. See a close up and full view.

The Waltz Variations in Costume (02:18)

The couple demonstrates the 11 waltz variations while in period costume.

Polka (00:44)

The polka, set in 2/4 time, combined the rotation of the waltz with the chasse of the gallop.

The Basic Polka Step (00:56)

The couple demonstrates the basic step. See a close up and full view.

Glide Polka (00:55)

The couple demonstrates the glide polka. See a close up and full view.

La Esmeralda (00:58)

The couple demonstrates the combination polka. See a close up and full view.

Bohemian (01:37)

The couple demonstrates the combination polka. See a close up and full view.

The Portland (01:17)

The couple demonstrates the simple polka variation. See a close up and full view.

The Berlin (01:17)

The couple demonstrates the well-known polka variation. See a close up and full view.

Polka Militaire (01:15)

The couple demonstrates the polka militaire. See a close up and full view.

The Ruchter (01:17)

The couple demonstrates the playful polka variation. See a close up and full view.

Baby Polka (00:49)

The couple demonstrates the polka variation. See a close up and full view.

The Polka Variations in Costume (02:09)

The couple demonstrates the nine polka variations while in period costume.

Galop (00:31)

The high spirited galop in 2/4 time was the easiest dance to introduce to the ballroom in the first third of the 19th century.

The Basic Galop Step (00:57)

The couple demonstrates the basic step. See a close up and full view.

Wave Galop (00:56)

The couple demonstrates the wave galop. See a close up and full view.

Polish Galop (00:54)

The couple demonstrates the Polish galop. See a close up and full view.

Le Galop a Pas Sauté (00:34)

The couple demonstrates the le galop a pas sauté. See a close up and full view.

The Puritan (Calm, Fluke, Gale) (01:38)

The couple demonstrates the calm, the fluke, and the gale in the puritan. See a close up and full view.

The Galop Variations in Costume (01:14)

The couple demonstrates the five galop variations while in period costume.

Mazurka (00:60)

The mazurka is the most challenging 19th century couple dance. The dance has a strong accented beat and expresses independence.

Pas de Basque (00:36)

The woman demonstrates the basic promenade step.

Assemblé (00:40)

The man demonstrates the step cue in connection with other steps. The couple demonstrates the pas de basque and the assemblé.

Mazurka Hop (01:07)

The man demonstrates the virtuoso step. The couple demonstrates the mazurka hop.

Pas Battu (01:12)

The man demonstrates the virtuoso step. The couple demonstrates the pas battu.

Pas Boiteux into Tour Boiteux (01:13)

The couple demonstrates the pas boiteux changing into the tour boiteux. See a close up and full view.

Polka-Mazurka (01:02)

The couple demonstrates the polka-mazurka. See a close up and full view.

Gitana Waltz (01:22)

The couple demonstrates the gitana waltz. See a close up and full view.

Tour Sur Place (01:19)

The couple demonstrates the tour sur place. See a close up and full view.

The Mazurka Variations in Costume (01:34)

The couple demonstrates the nine mazurka variations while in period costume.

Credits: Victorian Era Couple Dances: How to Dance Through Time, Volume 5 (01:05)

Credits: Victorian Era Couple Dances: How to Dance Through Time, Volume 5

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Victorian Era Couple Dances: How to Dance Through Time, Volume 5


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The Victorian Era’s themes of freedom and revelry were manifest in the ballroom; dancers added new embellishments to classic dances. Volume V of the How to Dance Through Time introduces 24 versions of the Waltz, Polka, Galop (Gallop), and Mazurka. In Victorian times, the Waltz burgeoned with multiple new turning patterns; the Polka developed whimsical, hopping variations; the Galop rose to a new level of expertise; and the Mazurka blossomed into virtuosic displays of skillfulness.

Length: 55 minutes

Item#: BVL60394

Copyright date: ©2001

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