While they also appear in other categories of dance styles, the dances listed here by design fit well on a small or crowded dance floor. Also, they pair well with the different styles of music being played in the clubs today.
“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.
“The Disco Dance”
In the 1970’s, Disco and the Hustle, popularized by John Travolta in
the movie “Saturday Night Fever” swept the country like wild-fire.
The combination of swing and disco in this dance, along with popular
modern music and retro disco beats, keeps this dance fresh and exciting.
“The Party Dance”
Merengue is a fun and easy dance for everyone to learn. Some say
it was created by African slaves in the Dominican Republic. Some
say an old crippled war hero, General Maringie, created this dance
by dancing with a dragging and injured leg. The music is intoxicating.
“The Dating Dance”
Rumba will help to sharpen your sense of rhythm, timing,
and muscular control. This neat, attractive dance and it’s precise
footwork were inspired by African rhythms and Spanish melodies.
Rumba was the basis for Cha Cha and Mambo in the United States.
“Hot and Steamy”
The Salsa is a combination of Mambo and Merengue. It is very
popular today all over the world. The Salsa is a dance that
allows you to be hot and steamy with your moves. It will get
you to let go of your inhibitions and let your hair down.
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.
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.