Ballroom dance started with the upper ruling classes in European societies. It was from here, this sociocultural sector,
during the 16th to the 18th Century that the male lead was able to grasp the waist and behind the back of his " Lady " dance
partner. The steps came from various ethnic groups. Yet, and unknown to most, it was the Strasses, the famous
Austrian family of violinist during the 19th Century when steps were more formally introduced.
The Strasses, and in order to increase sales of their music sheets of their latest Waltz, Opera, and Musical score,
improvised steps to increase the popularity of the Waltz. Also, and possibly the first relization of the discoteque of
the late 20th Century, they alos formalized the direction of the dance at Dobmeyers/Dobmiers ( spelling ? ), where at first
the dance band was palced in the center of the Ballroom. This cause the dancers outsode the resulting ring to go around.