Ballroom Viennese Waltz is a whirling, thrilling dance dates back to the early 1700’s in Europe. It was a dance first popular with the common folk and then with the upper classes.
Legend has this dance originating from Latin America with a presidente that was injured in battle. Because of his war injury, he had to make different steps due to reduced flexibility, and the rest of his guest, being polite, imitated his style.
Cha Cha originated in Cuba and evolved from a slow version of Mambo called “Triple Mambo” or Mambo with guiro rhythm. This musical rhythm inspired dancers to dance a hip syncopation to the forward and back breaks of a mambo which late evolved to a triple step.
Ballroom Rumba is a sensual dance to romantic music. It evolved from “Son” and “Danzon” which comes from Cuba. “Son” is a modified version of Cuban rumba along with other African influences.