Waltz (Bluesy Waltz)

NEW: Videos of bluesy waltz variations can be found at: libraryofdance.org/dances/bluesy-waltz

A collection of contemporary bluesy waltz figures.

Basic Steps


  • Regular (1, 2, 3)
  • Hesitation (Only on 1)
  • Cantor (1, 3-1, 3-1)


  • Waltz Position
  • Close Embrace
  • Unique Connection (Make Stuff Up)
  • Jedi Waltzing (No Connection)


Most variations learned from Campbell and Chris.


For bluesy waltz music, see Dancing Tunes – Bluesy Waltz.

Want More?

For more detailed instruction in social waltzing, check out Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.