Country and Western Dances
Some of the dances listed here can also be found in other categories of style of dance. These specific dances have been adopted by the UCWDC and now appear on the Country and Western competition dance floor.
“The Latin Fun Dance”
The pulsating latin rhythms of Cha Cha will encourage you to cut
loose and let your personality show. The rhythm demands sitters
to become dancers. Cha Cha is the most popular latin dance in
the U.S. It became the rage in the 1950’s as a variation of the Mambo.
EAST COAST SWING
“The American Fun Dance”
East Coast Swing has a carefree relaxed style that is exciting and
contagious to most everyone. In the 1930’s Lindy climbed the
social ladder with the birth of “Swing” music. This uniquely
American dance swept the nation with Lindy, Jitterbug and Swing.
SLOW NIGHT CLUB
“The Romantic Social Dance”
Slow Night Club was invented in the early 1990’s for a new tempo in music
introduced by the theme song Titanic and others like it. As an alternative
to "slow dancing," this smooth and graceful dance was designed for night clubs
and is now popular among Country and Ballroom competitions.
"The Country Fox Trot "
While this dance can vary in style and name by region, the most exciting Two Step
is demonstrated on the country western competition dance floor. This dance
is often a fast paced partner dance with lots of spins and syncopations.
WEST COAST SWING
“The Great Grand Daughter of all Swing”
West Coast Swing has become the rage of Ballroom and
Country dancing throughout the United States. This dance gains in popularity
due to its uniquely customizable nature. You can dance West Coast Swing
to so many styles of music and can be danced ever so slowly all the way to
unbelievably fast. You choose your speed and your style whether it be
slinky and sexy, cute and fun or dynamic and sharp.
“The Mother Dance”
Waltz develops balance and control. Considered the mother of
present day dances, the Waltz began in southern Germany in the
seventeenth century. It is the basis for many dances and is
popular today all over the world.