Waltz: Definition & History


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What was the original waltz?

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1. What is the term for the position of the dancers during a waltz?

2. Which of the following best describes the time of the waltz?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the waltz. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the origin of the waltz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Dancers' positions during a waltz
  • Decline of the dance's popularity
  • Time in which the waltz is performed

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the waltz
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the decade when the waltz ebbed in popularity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the current artist who uses the waltz's time in the song 'If I Knew'

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on the waltz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the main characteristics of the waltz
  • Know different waltz versions
  • Understand why the waltz was popular among younger generations
  • Recognize Johann Strauss' contributions to the waltz
  • Know how jazz and the flapper style affected the waltz