The Rheinländer – a German traditional dance

Rheinländer – a German folk dance

In the middle of the 19th century the partner dance Rheinländer was created in Germany.

Rheinländer can be danced in the normal closed dance posture of the standard dances or in the Rheinländer dance posture, with which the gentleman stands easily staggered behind the lady; both look in dance direction. If several couples dance in a circle, the lady can change a place forwards or also backwards to the next partner. Rheinländer is danced in 2/4-time to slow Polka music (36 beats per minute).

In our dance lesson the students learned the Rheinländer quickly and had a lot of fun doing so as you can see in the pictures and videos!

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