Foxtrot is one of the easiest dances to learn and most popular social. The
foxtrot is the foundation dance of many of the other dances. The foxtrot
is a smooth dance which travels around the floor in a counter clock wise
WALTZ: The Waltz is danced in ¾ timing. The waltz has a
graceful fall and rise movement. The waltz, like foxtrot travels around
the floor in a counter clock wise pattern.
CHA CHA: The Cha Cha is a syncopated latin dance which gets
it personality, character, rhythm and charm from the music of Mambo and it
is a relative of the swing since it is danced to a 1-2-3 music.
RUMBA: The Rumba is known as the dance of love, the rumba
is a slow sultry, Latin dance with the hip motion knows as Cuban motion.
The rumba along with Bolero is one of the slowest Latin dances which makes
it the first Latin dance which be learned.
BOLERO: The Bolero is danced in 4/4 timing, is a very slow
type of Rumba timing.
TANGO: Tango is a progressive dance that moves along the
line of dance. A staccato movement of feet and flexed knees gives this
dance its unique personality.
style of Samba is a steady, smooth bounce in 2/4 timing. The Samba moves
around the dance floor in line of dance.
Mambo is a fast sexy Latin spot dance. The Mambo patterns are danced with
the body quite close, this give it the sexy look and personality.
EAST COAST SWING: The
East Coast swing is also referred to as Triple Time swing due to the
rhythm of the patterns. This Six and eight count dance is mostly a spot
dance and has a slight bounce and a rock back step. The East Coast swing
is the base for all the other swing dances.
dance is a six and eight count dance done in a slot on the dance floor. The
women does not have a rock back in this dance as she does in East Coast
swing instead she walks forward on the first or one count. There is no
bounce in this dance which makes it a smooth swing style dance.
is the best swing dance for beginners. Single Time swing dose not have the
triple step and is danced to very fast swing music.
Jive is the European version of East Coast swing and is danced to a
slightly fast tempo. The Jive has six and eight count patterns but is
bouncy with sharp kicks and a flick motion. The Jive is meant for
competitive style dancing.
structure of Salsa is largely associated with Mambo. Salsa is mostly
danced on the first or one beat where as mambo is started on the two or
second beat. Salsa is also a hot, sexy, sultry dance.
Night Club two step is not the same dance as the Country Two step. The
rhythm of the Night Club Two step is a 1 & 2 count and rarely changes.
This simple romantic dance fills a gap that no other ballroom dance fits.
It gives the beginner and advanced dancers the opportunity to be creative.
This is a must for all dancers learn.
Argentine Tango is a beautiful social dance. It is truly the dance that
teaches the leading and following more than another social dance. This
tango has a unique form or leg and foot action. This is also the tango
that can be danced of a smaller floor and to slower music.
HUSTLE: The Hustle is from the swing family. The Hustle is danced to contemporary pop music. It is fast, smooth with the lady spinning almost constantly.