Ballroom

Slow Waltz

Romantic and Flowing

Elegant and nearly universal, the waltz should be one of the first ballroom dances you learn. It's perfect for a wedding dance, and will help you to make an impression in any social setting.


Tango

Dance of Expression

The highly seductive, dramatically passionate moves of the Tango give it drama and power. It's no wonder the Tango is a favourite with generations of dancers. The sensual moves of the Tango make it a very popular dance.


Foxtrot

Romantic, and sensual, the Foxtrot is the dance for every occasion.

Elegant, beautiful, and graceful, the foxtrot is the classic dance for wedding receptions and other social events. It is characterized by long, gliding, smooth steps with a brushing action, but beyond the basics the foxtrot offers more variety than any other ballroom dance.


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Quickstep

It's the Quickstep. You've got to be smooth!

The English version of the Fast Foxtrot, which was quick hopping steps, set in the smoother gliding figures. It is very popular in Europe as a competition dance. It ranks among the "big five", the other four being the Slow Foxtrot, the Waltz, the Tango, and the Viennese Waltz. Around 1924 it had various names like the Quick Time Foxtrot or the Quick foxtrot. It got the modern name of Quickstep around 1927.


Viennese Waltz

You'll glide like a figure Skater on the dance floor.

With such wonderful composers as Johann Strauss and others, the Waltz became more and more refined. Adding the graceful lilt of the flowing skirts, you have today's Viennese Waltz. Formerly a court dance of aristocrats from Austria, this is the fastest of the Waltz tempos. With its smooth turns, dancers seem to glide across the floor with grace and ease.




Latin

Cha Cha

Lively and Flirtatious

In the beginning it was simply "mambo-rumba" or "triple mambo." Light and bubbly, the Cha Cha is a party favourite. The step, step, cha cha cha and "Cuban motion" hip movement characterise the lively, flirtatious nature of this dance.


Rumba

Smooth and Sensuous, the dance of Love

Rumba is versatile enough to be danced to traditional Latin songs as well as contemporary pop hits. The Latin Style hip movement is combined with smooth steps to create a sensual dance that's great for proms, weddings and other social settings.


Jive

Jive is a dance with an abundance of energy, enthusiasm and plenty of fun with lots of spins and a lively animation that promotes a happy and cheerful attitude, adding even more excitement to the dance floor. The Jive's catchy rhythm and contagious beats have been adopted from the Rock 'n' Roll, Jitterbug, Bebop and Boogie Woogie styles.
Movies such as 'Footloose', 'Great Balls Of Fire' and 'Grease' have given Jive the popularity it deserves with catchy songs from their soundtracks.



Samba

The celebration dance!

The Brazilian dance was first introduced in 1917 but was finally adopted by Brazilian society in 1930 as a ballroom dance. It was and is danced as a festival dance during the street festivals and celebrations.



Paso Doble

One of the most dramatic of all the Latin dances!

The Paso Doble is a theatrical Spanish dance. Traditionally, the man is characterized as the matador (bullfighter) and the lady as his cape in the drama of a Spanish bullfight. The Paso Doble originated in southern France and began gaining popularity in the United States in the 1930s. Because the dance developed in France, the steps of the Spanish Paso Doble actually have French names. Based on Flamenco dancing, the Paso Doble is both arrogant and passionate. The Paso Doble is performed more as a competition dance than as a social dance.




Special
Disco Fox / Hustle

Disco Fox evolved in Europe in mid-seventies and was greatly influenced by the Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta. In various regions it is also known under different names: Disco Hustle, Swing Fox, Disco Swing, Rock Fox. The set of figures is influenced by various dances: foxtrot, swing, salsa, etc., adapted to the musical style and basic step of the dance. Disco Fox may be danced to a wide variety of 2/4 and 4/4 music: 70s disco, 80s eurodance (italo-disco), discopolo, pop, techno. Tempo may vary. In social setting it is mostly danced in one place, although the couple may also move across the dance floor. It is danced with various types of single and double handhold. Among the figures are various handwraps, spins, throw-outs/catches, poses, drops, and for competitions also acrobatic figures.