Nothing glorifies ballroom dancing more than the stereotypical scenes of the synchronized Viennese Waltz dancers. Ladies with their tiny waists and their full skirts are gliding around the floor with their tall, handsome, tuxedoed partners. Their elegance is equally matched by the mastery of Strauss’s 6/8 pulse and the grandeur of the gilded ballroom.
Now, here in 2010, I find that many of the movie soundtracks and various country and pop performers are realizing the appeal of the Viennese Waltz. This alternative pop group, Paramore, has a great Viennese tune out titled You are the Only Exception. Listen and watch.
See You on the Floor!