Express your creative flair with ballroom in a fun and energizing manner with us. Too self-conscious in a crowd? No worries, as our qualified instructors and group lessons will help your ease up, and lose your inhibitions effortlessly. You’ll be showing off your new skills at events and dance clubs in record time. Here are some of the ballroom dances you could learn.
The Viennese Waltz
This iconic style of ballroom dance comprises fast-paced rotation and at first seems like a faster-paced version of the traditional slow waltz.
Characterized by graceful sweeping turns, this dance developed in Central Europe, and can often be seen in old movies. Its distinctive steps include the stationary lilt step, the basic natural lilt step, and the basic reverse lilt step. Music danced to here is also written for orchestras.
The Argentine Tango
This ballroom dancing style is danced in an embrace, where you’ll connect with your partner at arm’s length, with your chests touching. It was developed in Buenos Aires; with modern renditions such as the neo-tango, and the tango Nuevo.
It’s symbolic of partnered walking, to the sounds of maestros such as Carlos Di Sarli, or Pugliese. You’ll be moving across the dance floor in a counterclockwise fashion here. This does not comprise a basic step, and the lead often improvises, and mixes different elements spontaneously. These include crossing, walking, displacements, turns, boleos, leg hooks, and cuts.
This progressive form of ballroom dancing was introduced in the twentieth century by actor Harry Fox. It’s a smooth dance, with slow and rapid-paced steps, and is often referred to as the Rolls Royce of ballroom dancing.
The music here is in a 4/4 timing, with a mixture of rise and fall motions. Learn fundamental steps with us here like the corner step, the basic step, and the foxtrot promenade.
Showcase your gusto here with this expeditious dance that was initially danced as a combined Charleston, and slow foxtrot in the early twentieth century. It comprises syncopated foot tempos, danced to rapidly-paced music, and performances are exciting.
It may also appear like you’re dancing on air with this one, as your feet may barely touch the ground. It’s danced in a 4/4 time sequence and comprises lock steps, rise and fall motions, natural hairpins, and the hover corte step.
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