May 11, 1812

On May 11, 1812, the Waltz was introduced into English ballrooms. Many observers considered it to be disgusting and immoral, especially the way the couples clung tightly to each other and spun around like tops. They at first considered it a peasant dance and no person of quality or genteel upbringing would bring themselves to dance in such a vigorous and uncouth manner. That is until they saw the pretty girls enjoying themselves, and opinions quickly changed. The times change, but the attitudes about anything new remain the same. That is until attractive people start doing it, then it’s where can I learn this new fangled dance called “The Waltz”.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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