This dance is all about gliding in a lively or conspicuous manner. It is soft, tight turns in long strides, smooth rises and falls. The name of the dance comes from the German word "walzer", which means spinning, turning. The basis of the waltz is the smooth, continuous circling of the couple with simultaneous movement around the dance hall. It can be danced not in a close position, that gives performers more freedom, improvisation, especially in solo turns and backs. Waltz is often chosen by newlywed couples for their Wedding celebration, which threw friends and parents into delight, amazement and awe.