Ballroom 101

Ballroom dance, refers collectively to a set of partner dances, which originated in the Western world and are now enjoyed both socially and competitively around the globe. Its performance and entertainment aspects are also widely enjoyed on stage, in film, and on television.

Dance Styles

Ballroom is a highly standardized and documented dance form that is organized by the World Dance Council and the International Olympic Committee. That means the instruction you are receiving through our club are valid dance figures that can be used, not only in America, but in Europe, Asia and, of course, Latin America.

Our club adopts the "International styles" of ballroom. The International style contains two categories: International Latin and International Standard, each of these sub-categories contain five different dances. The specific names are as follows:

Latin Ballroom (Standard)
Cha Cha Waltz
Rumba Quickstep
Samba Foxtrot
Jive Tango
Paso Doble Viennese Waltz

Fortunately, all total of ten dances are offered through our club. You may enjoy all the different forms of international style dancing for as long as your heart desires.

Understanding the Styles

Latin

When you dance the latin style, be prepared for hot, flashy movements, sexy poses and fire-consuming passion. Latin dances are generally faster-paced, more sensual, and have more rhythmic expression. Women are often dressed in short-skirted latin outfits while the men outfitted in tight-fitting shirts and pants; the goal being to bring emphasis to the dancers' leg action and body movements.

Ballroom (Standard)

Ballroom dance require a large sized ballroom with a good floor as dancers take large strides and create a swinging action through their movements. These dances are elegant and have strong emphasis on posture. In balls, dancers are usually costumed with full-sized gowns for the ladies and bow tie and tailsuits for the men. Women taken on a royal and expensive look, while the men are well-groomed, well-shaven and sharp-looking.

 

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