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Types of Dance

Bachata

The most sensual dance in the world. The movements will force you to fall in love with your partner!

West Coast Swing

West Coast Swing is smooth (no bounce) and danced in a slot. The dance allows room for syncopated footwork and improvisation.

Viennese Waltz

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.

Samba

Samba

Samba is the national dance of Brazil, celebrated every year during Carnival where hundred of thousands of costumed revelers parade in the streets singing, drumming and dancing.

Merengue

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.

Merengue
Mambo

Mambo

Mambo evolved from a fusion of danzon, son and American jazz.  Danzon has its origins from Europe (chamber music) and African/Haitian drum rhythms.

Cha Cha

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.

Bolero

Bolero

Bolero is a slow, beautiful, expressive dance that is somewhat of a hybrid. It combines the dance patterns of Rumba with the rise and fall action of the Waltz.

East Coast Swing

This dance (and all contemporary Swing) has its roots with the Lindy Hop dances done at the great Savoy Ballroom in Harlem in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

East Coast Swing

Hustle

Is up-beat, high energy swing dance. You can dance this dance to any up-temo, fast-paced music from any genre or era.

Tango

Ballroom Tango was born in the slums of Buenos Aires in the late 19th century.  There is uncertainty as to how the dance came about.

Tango
Rumba

Rumba

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.

Foxtrot

Foxtrot has become a popular Ballroom dance. Foxtrot is the dance of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. This smooth and elegant dance had its beginnings in a New York theatre in 1914.

Foxtrot
Salsa

Salsa

Salsa is truly a great club dance, one that is fun, accessible, sexy, and constantly evolving as new generations come to the Salsa clubs.

Waltz

This is the granddaddy of all ballroom dances. It grew out of the Germanic dances of the 17th and 18th century such as the Ländler and the Allemande.