The Viennese waltz originally comes
from the South German Alps Area. During the 18th century the dances: Weller, Walzer and
Landler were found, this last dance the Landler is originally the forerunner of our
Viennese Waltz. Between 1800 and 1820 the steps and figures from the Landler were reduced
due to the speed of music and the 6 step Viennese Waltz was born.
During the Sixties a lot of discussion was going on between Germany and the U.K concerning
the number of Viennese Waltz variations allowed in Competitions. In 1983 the I.C.B.D. took
the final decision: Natural and Reverse Turns, Natural and Reverse Flecker, The Contra
Check change from reverse flecker to natural flecker danced over one bar of music.