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Posted by Anonymous
11/5/2008  10:40:00 AM
"I'm not sure what is meant by "the most characteristic version" but the amount of turn achieved in the chart forms of the natural and reverse turn is one whole turn for each figure."

The most characteristic execution of Viennese Waltz as a dance would curve around the short side using natural turns which turn less than a half turn.

Therefore, in actual practice the amount of turn commonly used in the natural turn is NOT the same as that used in the reverse turn, but a bit less.

A full half turn natural feels different that the under turned one usually employed.

"Cutting corners as a matter of course is frowned upon"

Going fully into the corners in Viennese waltz does not fit with the flow of the dance which is more naturally oval in shape.
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