Music – Viennese Waltz 3/4
Tempo – 62 measures of 3 beats per minute
Pattern – optional
Duration – The time required to skate 2 sequences is 1:58 min.
The Golden Waltz is a complex dance incorporating many new positions not previously used in Compulsory Dances (for example – :”Shoot-the-Duck”, “Spreadeagle”, etc.)
It is danced with long edges, interspersed with three-turns and twizzles and dancers require extra control because of the intricate nature of the steps. The pattern of the dance while optional, must be skated with well rounded lobes as there is sometimes a tendency to cut off or flatten the lobes and it is very necessary to maintain a consistent flow over the ice throughout the execution of this lilting dance.
The weight of the dancers should be over the correct part of the blade, with an upright carriage and not lunging or rocking forward and backwards on the turns. Unison throughout is of particular importance and there is a tendency to be awkward moving from one new position to another, which should always be accomplished without any perceivable effort.
Inventors – Natalia Dubova, Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko
First Performance – Moscow Cup 1987, Moscow USSR