2 - The Postures of the Pirouette

Image The tune should be played at the commencement of the SLOW WALTZ, FRENCH WALTZ, SLOW ANDANTE; such time enabling the several movements to be performed with more graceful ease, according to their capability; and affording opportunity for the exhibition of greater variety of ATTITUDES,and much facility to the succession, in which they may with more pleasing effect be introduced. (Thos Wilson)

This figure illustrates one of the most popular postures. In this and most other postures of the slow waltz, the dancers rotate slowly and gracefully, maintaining constant eye contact.