Ballroom Dance is most commonly referred to as “partnership dancing”, as it is a type of dance that requires a dance partner. In Europe and throughout the rest of the world, Ballroom Dancing is categorized into two very distinct styles: Standard and Latin. Here in the United States, these styles were adapted between 1910 – 1930, due to the influence of American jazz music and a more social approach to dancing. Thus, the American Style of dance was born, which includes American Rhythm and American Smooth. American Style is similar to its counterpart from overseas, but while International Style allows only closed dance positions in the smooth dances like Waltz and Foxtrot, American Style allows the dancers to separate in their dance frame. Over the years, American Style has been expanded to include dances such as Mamba, Salsa and West Coast Swing, always driven by the constant development of music around the world. To learn more about each type of dance and view a demonstration video, please check back soon as you will be able to click on the dances to watch.

 

American Smooth

Foxtrot

Tango

Viennese Waltz

Waltz

 

 

American Rhythm

Bolero

Cha-Cha

East Coast Swing

Mambo Merengue Rumba Samba

 

 

Club Dances Argentine Tango Hustle

Salsa

West Coast Swing

 

Country Western

Cha-Cha

East Coast Swing N.C. Two Step Polka

Two Step

West Coast Swing

 

 

International Standard

(Or Smooth)

Foxtrot Quick Step Tango

Viennese Waltz

Waltz

 

 

International Latin

Cha-Cha

Jive

Paso Doble Rumba Samba