Serious dancers wouldn't enjoy this. The beat is very subtle. After all, these are waltzes, not elevator music. Too syrupy.
I bought thr music but it isn't very good for dancing because the beat isn't fitting to waltz.
Viennese Waltz, not 'Slow' at all!
From listening to the 30 sec. clips, many of these pieces seem to be Viennese Waltz!!!! not 'Slow Waltz.' I can't think how they can call this "Strictly Slow Waltz." I was looking for an album of nice International Waltz, not American and Viennese!!!
Bronze & Silver Level Dancers
This is a good collection, with a couple of different tempo's for both Bronze and Silver level dancers. The tempo's are not 100% "strict"... but thats the real world of ballroom dancing. Your sound system should definitely have a graphic equilizer, or at lease a base boost. The equilizer with I Tunes does an ok job too.
Not for Dancers
I like much of what the 101 Strings does, but for the most part, this album is for "easy listening," not "easy dancing." With the exception of tracks 8 and 10, this music has very weak bass rendition. In most dance music, it is the bass line that voices the beat and the beat expresses the rhythm and the rhythm defines the dance. I have danced ballroom for many years, taught basic ballroom and provided music for dance events. Dancers (especially beginners) will have difficulty staying with the music on this album and will not be comfortable trying to dance to it. There are several great dance melodies on this album, but we don't dance to the melody. I suggest finding other renditions of these tunes if you want to dance to them.
Slow waltzes not so slow
These waltzes are all good favorites, but I find that the speed is too fast, in general. It would be better if there were more variety in tempi.
This beautiful mix of waltz is perfect for anyone who appreciates ballroom dancing. It is a great cd for beginners and warms the heart of those who are just starting to learn. This is a cd that you will appreciate for its simplicity and beauty. A wonderful memory of days gone past and a great way to bring back those memories of classic movies like Gone with the Wind. This is a must buy for all of you who have the passion to dance this magnificent music. Buy it and dance the night away with your permanent partner. You deserve to live like this.
Relaxing & Reiminicent
Ah! Takes me back to the days of watching dancers glide across the ballroom floor on The Lawrence Welk Show and my grandparents' days. Some classics just never age! Enjoyable, relaxing, pure music. Plus, if you like this music - enter "101 stings" (iTunes typo) in the search function for classical and religious music by this same artist. Also, very nice! Enjoy reminiscing.... :-)