Ballroom & Latin Dance
Ballroom & Latin Timetable
Dance Styles Ballroom
The waltz is one of the most popular forms of ballroom dance. It has a graceful, flowing movement, danced to romantic music.
Ballroom tango is a dramatic dance, danced to fiery staccato music. It is a modern derivative of the original Argentine Tango, adapted for the ballroom.
Slow Rhythm and Quick Rhythm
Both slow rhythm and quick rhythm are easy-to-learn dances, that can be used on small or crowded dance floors. They can be danced successfully by people with minimal experience.
Quickstep is an energetic dance that revolves quickly around the room. It is very popular and one of the most played forms of ballroom dance.
The foxtrot is a graceful and romantic dance that is more challenging than other forms of ballroom. It is not taught at beginner level classes.
Viennese waltz is an elegant and charming traditional dance typified by the music of Johann Strauss. It conjures up Images of dances in European palaces.
Dance Styles Latin
Rumba is a slow and sensuous dance with widespread appeal, danced to romantic pulsating music.
Cha Cha Cha
Cha cha cha is the popular modern derivative of a dance that originated in Cuba. It can be danced to traditional or modern music, including many pieces of disco music. It is flamboyant dance that is energetic & fun.
Where rumba is the dance of love, jive is the dance of fun. It has many playful moves, including many spins and turns for both leaders and followers.
Samba is the modern version of the carnival dance originating in Rio de Janeiro. It is danced to percussive music, both modern and traditional.
Paso Doble originated in Spain. It is a passionate dance with many dramatic moves. It is not taught at beginners classes.