Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom Dance

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Rumba & Swing series: These dances cover the most common rhythm tempos and widest variety of music styles played at dance venues and wedding receptions. Rumba can be danced slow or fast and stays in place not taking up much room on the dance floor. Even just a Rumba box-step is more than your old High School sway step! The Swing we cover in this beginner class is single-time East Coast Swing. It’s the easiest footwork to start with, getting you moving fast to the music. In addition to current pop music, Swing goes to big band and 50’s-60’s rock & roll music.

Cha-Cha & Waltz series: These dances are detailed in their music tempos, and give the dedicated dancers more variety of footwork, patterns, and movement around the dance floor. Cha-Cha has a unique rhythm and is commonly used when dancing Salsa is too slow. You’ve got more time in the music to fill it in with “cha-cha-cha.” You will use Cha-Cha at Ballroom and Latin dance venues, and when you travel south to the Caribbean countries. Waltz will be shown as both a box-step rhythm, and as a large traveling dance around the floor, so it can be used at both Ballroom dance venues and wedding receptions.

Night Club 2-Step & Foxtrot series: These dances replace some common freestyle dances by giving you more footwork, patterns, and movement. Night Club 2-Step takes a slow song and gives it rhythm and speed with fun patterns that move you throughout the dance floor. Foxtrot will take a Swing or Rumba style dance and enlarge it while traveling around the dance floor to classic big band music.

Swing & Salsa series: These dances have been on the “most popular” list for years! They follow trends in music style and don’t take up much room on the dance floor, making it easy to dance at any venue. The Swing we cover in this beginner class is single-time East Coast Swing. It’s the easiest footwork to start with, getting you moving fast to the music. In addition to current pop music, Swing goes to big band and 50’s-60’s rock & roll music. Salsa actually has simple footwork but appears difficult because the music is fast. You will use your Salsa dancing at popular Latin restaurants, Ballroom dance venues, and on your Caribbean vacations!

Tango & Swing series: These dances cover both strict tempo styles and more relaxed freestyle dances. Tango is a very fun partner dance with a unique rhythm using five steps in eight beats of music. Everyone will recognize the Tango rhythm in Hernando’s Hideaway! Grab a partner, because it takes two, you know! The Swing we cover in this beginner class is single-time East Coast Swing. It’s the easiest footwork to start with, getting you moving fast to the music. In addition to current pop music, Swing goes to big band and 50’s-60’s rock & roll music.

Waltz & Rumba series: These dances cover a wide variety of music played at wedding receptions-the beautiful and classic Waltz for parents and grandparents, and the modern Rumba box-step for brides, grooms, and social dancers. Waltz will be shown as both a box-step rhythm and as a traveling dance around the floor. Rumba works to almost any rhythm of music, can be danced slow or fast, and stays in place not taking up much room on the dance floor. Even just a Rumba box-step is more than your old High School sway step!

West Coast Swing & Salsa series: These dances are very specific to their music type and are great for the dedicated dancers. You will expand both your music and dance knowledge with these styles of dances. West Coast Swing is danced in a “slot position” and goes to blues, jazz, and pop music, slow and fast. Then, Salsa actually has simple footwork but appears difficult because the music is fast. You will use your Salsa dancing at popular Latin restaurants, Ballroom dance venues, and on your Caribbean vacations!

Foxtrot & Cha-Cha series: These dances provide a variety of music and tempos, and provide both a traveling and non-traveling style of dance. Foxtrot will take a Swing or Rumba style dance and enlarge it while traveling around the dance floor to classic big band music. Cha-Cha has a unique rhythm and is commonly used when dancing Salsa is too slow. You’ve got more time in the music to fill it in with “cha-cha-cha" instead. Cha-Cha is used in both Ballroom and Latin dance venues, and when you travel south to the Caribbean and Latin countries.

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Neil Breneman

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