Hesitation Waltz

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HESITATION WALTZ. AKA and see "Shepherd's Wife Waltz." The Hesitation waltz was a slow, leisurely ballroom dance form popular around the turn of the 20th century, apparently derived from Viennese operettas (according to Edward B. Marks, They All Sang, 1934, p. 157). The dance was introduced by the famous dance duo of Vernon and Irene Castle in 1910 and was danced to fast music. The 'hesitation' was a halt on one foot for one dance measure [1].

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