Paired dances such as the waltz and tango involve two people dancing together.
The waltz evolved from folk dances in Austria and Germany in the mid-18th century.
Some waltzes were written to dance to, others were composed as concert pieces. Many waltzes were written for piano and many for orchestra.
A lot of classical composers have written waltzes. The most famous waltzes are by the father and son Johann Strauss. The younger Johann Strauss wrote The Blue Danube waltz. Chopin and Brahms both wrote many waltzes for piano. Waltzes for orchestra include Waltz of the Flowers by Tchaikovsky and La Valse by Ravel.
Some pop songs use waltz-style rhythms eg First Love by Adele and Blackout by Muse.
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