Waltz is a smooth progressive dance characterized by long, flowing movements, continuous turns, and rise & fall. Graceful and elegant, Waltz dancers glide around the floor almost effortlessly.
The Quickstep is a quick version of the Foxtrot. It is a ballroom dance comprised of extremely quick stepping, syncopated feet rhythms, and runs of quick steps. The Quickstep is exciting to watch but among the most difficult of all the ballroom dances.
The foxtrot is a smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. It is danced to big band (usually vocal) music. The dance is similar in its look to waltz, although the rhythm is in a 4/4 time signature instead of 3/4.
One of the most fascinating of all dances, the tango is a sensual ballroom dance that originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the early twentieth century. Originally, the tango was performed only by women, but once it spread beyond Buenos Aires, it developed into a dance for couples.
Like the waltz, but faster! Hold on tight.
Cha Cha Cha
The Cha Cha is a lively, flirtatious dance full of passion and energy. The classic "Cuban motion" gives the Cha Cha its unique style. Partners work together to synchronize each movement in perfect alignment.
Jive is a very happy, boppy, energetic dance, with plenty of knee-lifting, bending, and rocking of the hips. The fastest of the Latin dances, jive incorporates lots of kicks and flicks and doesn't move around the dance floor like other dances.
This theatrical dance tells a story of love and passion between a strong, male lover and a coy, teasing woman. Full of sensual movements, the Rumba is considered by many to be the sexiest of the ballroom dances.
The samba is considered the dance of celebration and joy at Carnival celebrations in Brazil. The main characteristics of the samba are rapid steps taken on quarter beats and a rocking, sexy swaying motion of the dancers.
Traditionally, the lead is characterized as the matador (bullfighter) and the follower as their cape in the drama of a Spanish bullfight. In Spanish, "Paso Doble" means "two-step" and refers to the marching nature of the steps.
Salsa is a sexy, energetic and fun partner dance. Unlike some partner dances, it is a very sociable dance – you don’t need to have a regular partner. In fact, it is common for salseros to dance with people they have never met before. That’s part of the fun of dancing Salsa.
Bachata is a style of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. It is danced widely all over the world but not identically.The basics to the dance are three-step with a Cuban hip motion, followed by a tap including a hip movement on the 4th beat.
Kizomba emphasizes a very smooth way of dancing with influences of Tango steps. The main difference is that the lower body, the hip, does forward/backwards and circle movements. People dance on the tempo, as well as playing on the off beat and only sometimes using syncopation steps.
Rock 'n' Roll
A very athletic, competitive form of dance that originated from Swing, and through the time has absorbed different forms of dance, including hip-hop, jazz, contemporary self-expressive movements.
All of the above PLUS acrobatic tricks.