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A couple dancing from dance manual with caption, 'Dancing made easy'
A picture from a 1922 dance instruction manual called "Dancing made easy"

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The Wonderful Waltz
Some dances gain more popularity than others because they can be performed to different kinds of music and the steps change accordingly. One such dance is the waltz.

There is a basic form for the waltz, which you can see in this drawing of a dancing couple. The man places one arm around the woman's waist and she places her opposite hand on his shoulder. Then, they stretch their other arms out from their bodies and clasp hands. If someone tries to teach you a formal kind of dancing, chances are your teacher will start with the waltz. Have you ever tried to dance like this?

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