- Cha Cha
- Paso Doble
- The Rumba is the most cummon dance everywhere and provides
interesting variety suited to a limited space.
- The Cha-Cha adds fun to your dancing through it's syncopated
steps, many open movements and interesting combinations.
Swing - Referred
to as Jive, Rock-n-Roll or Boogie Woogie. The Swing is extremely
adaptable, danced with a carefree style and a lot of circular
It's a must for anyone wanting to dance in a latin
dance club. It also develops the Latin body action
known as "Cuban motion". Making Meringue is a great
teaching aid for all Rhythm and Latin dances.
Hustle - Hustle originated
as disco in the 70's, the dance has continue, giving us the fusion of
Swing and disco. In its simplest form it is a dance in which even a
moderately skilled dancer can lead virtually anyone right away.
Samba - The Samba is Brazilian "Carnaval" and embodies its lighthearted
rhythm and sensuality. The Samba is unique among the
dances and is often a very easy dance in social dancing.
Mambo - Mambo
is a fusion of Afro-Cuban beat, it's similar in its basic structure to Salsa,
with more styling and more
floor movement. The exciting music and rhythmical body movements make the
Salsa - Salsa is Spanish for
"spicy and hot" representing the flavor of this popular dance. Salsa is an
adaptable dance with varied
interpretations and is a must for anyone wanting to go out to a latin
club or travelling and dancing in Latin American.
- Bolero uses a slow Rumba rhythm
played in the melodic style of a latin ballad. This dance is often
said to have the rise and fall of a Slow Waltz, with a techniques similar to
Rumba to create a slow, sensual, romantic dance.
Paso Doble - The dance depicting the bullfight
where the male is the matador and the female represents the
cape. The name comes from Spanish meaning "double step" and was a folk dance. Today it is a show dance rarely
used as a
Standard/Smooth & Special
- The Fox Trot provides a good foundation for all dances and is
sometimes called the ultimate ballroom dance. As this dance
can go from simple steps and develops to become an extremely
skilled dance that can be challenging at the highest levels.
- The elegant sweeping movement of the Waltz develops strong balance
and control, and the ability to move around the floor. Waltz remains
to this day as the most popular dance at formal occasions and
can be one of the most beautiful of all
the dances. It is characterized by synchronized and dramatic movements. The unique rhythm of the music is great training for
timing and phrasing essential in becoming a good
Viennese Waltz - Viennese Waltz is
the classic formal ballroom
dancing. The music is a continuation that predates
the previous century and its music was perfected by famous and wonderful
composers. The refined image and the graceful gliding across
the floor with beautiful lilts and falls make the Waltz a pleasure
- Quickstep is the English version of a fast Fox Trot with a Charleston
It is a dynamic fast dance with hopping steps
set in with the smoother gliding figures.
- Particularly in western Canada the term "Jive" is often used in
reference to a fast social swing dance using single side steps and
"quick, quick, slow, slow" rhythm.
- This dance is an old traditional dance, consisting
of small hops followed by a chasse done
first to the left and then to the right. Polka is one of the
main social dances very popular at functions such as wedding and
Argentine Tango - This dance originated
in Argentina where it was danced in small dance halls by the lowest classes in
Buenos Aires. It was eventually adopted as a standard dance at
large and evolved into a sensual and passionate dance.