Re: VIENNESE WALTZ Posted by anymouse 11/2/2008 5:15:00 PM
"Although the amount of turn is the same of course, the reverse turn feels "tighter" than the natural turn therefore and this is reflected in the different foot positions."
While the difference in turning in the two directions in the hold should not be discounted, the amount of turn in the most characteristic version is not the same either.
If you are dancing reverse turns down the long side they will have to complete a full 1/2 turn, but if you dance natural turns around the short side each one can be under-turned to add up into a nice graceful arc the width of the room.
Of course some like to curve their reverse turns around the short side, but that's a different story.