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as well as a large variety of Social Dances.
Learning how to Waltz is easy – the dance is suited to slow ballads or instrumental music
in 3/4 time
The Tango is danced to medium tempo orchestral, often march-like music
The Viennese Waltz is danced to fast music in 3/4 or 6/8 time, often classical such as Strauss Waltzes.
Born out of the Ragtime era and synonymous with one man named Harry Fox came the Foxtrot in 1913.
The QuickTime Foxtrot and Charleston were fused together to bring us a dance offering speed, body flight, flare and daring tempo changes known as the Quickstep.
The Cha Cha Cha is danced to medium-tempo Latin music. This is an exciting, syncopated Latin dance that originated in the 1950s.
The Samba is danced to medium tempo Brazilian Latin music with a strong downbeat. International Samba is danced with a slight bounce which is created through the bending and straightening the knee.
Rumba came to the United States from Cuba in the 1920s and became a popular cabaret dance during prohibition. It includes Cuban motions through knee-straightening, figure-eight hip rotation, and swiveling foot action.
The Paso Doble originated from Spain and its dramatic bullfights. The dance is mostly performed only in competitions and rarely socially because of its many choreographic rules.
The Jive is danced to very fast swing music. The dance was originally the UK’s version of the American Jitterbug and East Coast Swing during World War II.
The hustle is a catchall name for some disco dances which were extremely popular in the 1970s. Today it mostly refers to the unique partner dance done in ballrooms and nightclubs to disco music.
Salsa is a popular form of social dance originating from Cuban folk dances. In many styles of salsa dancing, as a dancer shifts their weight by stepping, the upper body remains level and nearly unaffected by the weight changes. Weight shifts cause the hips to move.
Merengue is a style of Dominican music and dance. Partners bend their knees slightly left and right, thus making the hips move left and right. The hips of the leader and follower move in the same direction throughout the song
The foxtrot can be danced at slow, medium, or fast tempos depending on the speed of the jazz or big band music. The partners are facing one another and frame rotates from one side to another, changing direction after a measure.
West Coast Swing is a partner dance with roots in the Lindy Hop. It is characterized by an elastic look that results from its extension-compression technique of partner connection and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor.
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