What You Don't Know About The Waltz Might Shock You --As It Did Cristina Mayo

In its time, waltz was considered "riotous and indecent." Johann Strauss II and his music were symbols of a musical revolution. This was back in the mid-1800s in Viennese society.

Young Patronesses of the Opera will celebrate Strauss and the waltz at their 57th annual gala "Tales From the Vienna Woods," at the Coral Gables Country Club at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 3. YPO prexy Kristin Podack, Susan Fedlman, Gail Pinon and Valerie Ricordi are chairing the formal event.

Sign on if you want a reception and reception and silent auction followed by a music program and dinner. This year's program sponsors are Swanee DiMare, Bunny Bastian, Dr. Sanford and Beatrice Ziff. (They supply the backbone and the back-up for any get-up.)