An Intimate Variation - A Victorian Depiction

Image It is frequently the case with persons in waltzing to indulge the themselves extravagantly, in an improper manner, by throwing the head and body from one side to the other, in a sallying or swinging direction.(Thos Wilson)

This illustration actually dates from the later 19th Century, and is not contemporary with the style being depicted -- but it is very interesting in its depiction of a type of dancing that was no longer practiced, but remained in the living memory of the much of the audience. This is how the Victorians remembered the waltz of the Regency era.

The intimacy might be exaggerated or not entirely typical, but that seems to be the essence of how this style was remembered in the years that followed.