Waltz is a graceful and elegant ballroom dance distinguished by flowing movements, continuous turns, rise & fall, and sway. Most of the basic figures have 1 step per 1 beat, i.e. 3 steps per measure.  Advanced figures may have 4-6 steps per measure which, together with rotational figures, make the waltz a powerful and dynamic dance despite the slow tempo.  Waltz is often referred to as the mother of all dances.