Here we will provide some background behind the dances along with some historical facts. As a starting or continuing student, this may enlighten you dance vision by learning the very foundation of every dance.

Ballroom Dancing

The Ballroom Dancing is a generic name which encompasses Ballroom and Latin dances. While the both dances poses a lot of similarities, there are quite a few differences between the two. First, it is the music, and then there are the movements that are different. Next, it is easy to spot that people dress differently for a particular dance; for Ballroom dances, lady wears longer dresses, while with the Latin dances, the dresses are shorter to help with the movement. The shoes are also customized for the appropriate movement - a closed toe for Ballroom, and the open toe shoe for Latin. The gentlemen have a Cuban heel for Latin and a standard heel for an elegant Ballroom dancing.

The Ballroom Dancing is seen to some as cold, hard to learn hobby or sport and this is a decisive point of view. As it may seem unapproachable from a first look, it is actually a very warm and a welcoming style of dance where people spend a lot of time close to each other. It is a dance style that to some may seem more athletic, while the others see a pure art in it; nonetheless, beginning and continuing students of all backgrounds and ages are finding Ballroom Dances easy to start.

The Ballroom dances are all partner dances and there are four distinguished dance styles:

  • International Style
  • Standard and Latin
  • American Style
  • Smooth and Rhythm

The Ballroom dances are very popular around the world. The International style is a top dance style of choice in Europe and in the Northern America. The American style of dancing along with the Smooth and Rhythm are very popular in America. In all these styles of dancing one can compete or dance just for fun or any other reason. With the Social Dancing, you can dance all four styles if you like, and, of course, include Salsa, West Coast Swing and Argentine Tango to have a good time.

Feel free to explore some unique details about the dances by following links on a left side.