Box Waltz

(Box Step Waltz, Waltz,
American Slow Waltz)


This is the classic ballroom slow waltz, based on a simple box step.


» Turning Basic

» Outside Turn

» Transition to and from Cross-Step Waltz


Here are a few of our favorite Box Waltz tunes, arranged by tempo.

Related Dances

Cross-Step Waltz

All variations in Cross-Step Waltz can be adapted into Box Waltz, and vice versa, using the transitions above.

Box Fox and Rumba

All variations in Box Fox and Rumba can be adapted into Box Waltz, and vice versa.

Bluesy Waltz

When the music is bluesy, you can dance Bluesy Waltz, which includes Box Waltz as a variation.

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If you or your community is interested in learning Box Waltz, .

For more dance descriptions, see our three books on dancing:
The Book of Mixers: 100 Easy-Teach Dances for Getting Acquainted (2022) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge,
Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge, and
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.

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