VIENNA WALTZ

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Will Millennials Ever Love the Waltz?

Since the world didn't end on Dec. 21, I found myself once again taking in the annual Salute to Vienna New Year's concert at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre. While there weren't so many people under 80 at the concert I attended, how long can it be before the young generation of hyper stimulated texting 20-somethings decide to give it all up for the lure of the waltz?

Could the Waltz Save 2012?

I predict a 2012 comeback for the waltz. Just like hand written letters and hardcover books, it hearkens back to a more elegant era, when in addition to hand-eye co-ordination and a decent sense of rhythm, social graces were required. Forget religion -- waltzing could well become the new opiate of the masses.