We’ve put together a great Practice Playlist for dancing the Viennese Waltz. This is particularly for dancers who have been attending our “Limited Edition” Viennese Waltz course but is also a good resource for anyone wanting some great dance music.
The music is from different genres so you can enjoy dancing to a variety of music; reflecting your taste, current mood etc. and with different tempos (the bpm* is noted) you can choose music at a speed that suits you. Since you might want to download the track to play (eg on your phone), we’ve also given a link for that particular music without having to search for it. Happy Dancing!
(* bpm = bars per minute)
“The Second Waltz”
This music composed by Dmitri Shostakovich featured in the soundtrack for the film “Eyes Wide Shut” and is a fantastic Viennese Waltz. This recording below by André Rieu (@ 62bpm) may be a little fast for dancing but you can easily slow it down when playing it on YouTube.
“Come Waltz with Me”
Demis Roussos’s song is a wonderful adaptation of the Second Waltz by Shostakovich and (@59bpm) is perfect for dancing a dreamy Viennese waltz.
“Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood)”
A classic waltz composed by Johann Strauss II and played by The Alfred Hause Orchestra (@ 60bpm).
“Where do You Go to My Lovely”
A lovely version of this No1 hit by Peter Sarsted, sung by Nathan Carter (@56bpm).
“Tiempo de Vals”
This song by Chayanne (@56bpm) is a popular modern choice for the Quinceañera Waltz; it has a long intro so we’ve started this at 24s so you get dancing straight away.
by Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader (@53bpm).
Music composed by Aram Khachaturian, played by flute player James Galway with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (@60bpm).
“After the Ball is Over”
You’ll find it hard to resist singing along with Nat King Cole to this popular tune (@58bpm) .
Music composed by Patrick Doyle and performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic for the soundtrack to Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (@ 55bpm).
“Pequeño Vals Vienes”
A nice slow song for practice (@48bpm) sung by Ana Belén.
“Waltz of Destiny”
by Ji Pyeoung Kwon (@54bpm).
sung by Dean Martin; this recording (@52bpm) is great for practice.
Composed and played by violinist David Garrett accompanied by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This waltz (@57bpm) was David’s “take on a traditional, beloved genre. While in the process of writing, I felt like using a slightly different approach. Historically a waltz is always known to be very light and positive. I wanted to change that and create something a little bit darker with more depth.”
composed by Eugen Doga and played by Symphony Orchestra of the National State Teleradiocompany of the Republic of Belarus (@59bpm).
“Angel of Wishes”
by Sanavé (@60bpm). If you want to know more about Sanavé visit www.sanave.de
“Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses From the South)”
Another classic waltz composed by Johann Strauss II played by Klaus Hallen Tanz Orchester (@60bpm).