The Dancing Master 


During this period, the quadrille and couple dances jockied for first place on the dance floors. Lead by the master of dance music- Johann Strauss and his sons (including the famous Johann, composer of the Blue Danube Waltz) ballrooms seemed to come alive with enchanting melodies, candlelight and the rustle of silk gowns.  


Some of the dances from this period:

  • waltz
  • quadrille
  • polka
  • mazurka
  • gallop