Smooth and Standard Dances
We primarily teach American style dances as those are more commonly used on the social dance floor. However, we also teach International styles, which are more often used only on the competition dance floor.
“The Get Acquainted Dance”
Fox Trot is an attractive dance from which you can acquire a good
foundation to help with all other dances. In 1913 Harry Fox, a
Vaudeville Comedian, introduced a trot to a ragtime song in Ziegfeld
Follies. It is America’s most popular ballroom social dance today.
"The Light Hearted Dance"
Quickstep is a fast and powerful moving dance. It evolved from the
Slow Foxtrot and Charleston of the 1920's, and was designed to move
to the upbeat pace of the ragtime Jazz music era. This dynamic dance
covers a lot of dance floor space, all the while the dancer
looks smooth, glamorous and light on their feet.
“The Dramatic Dance”
Tango is considered the “dancers dance” and becomes a favorite
of all who learn it. The Tango began in the West Indies and found
its way to Argentina where it was stylized by the Gauchos. It
became the romantic dance rage in 1921.
“The Elegant Dance”
Viennese Waltz is an elegant and graceful dance. The
gliding, turning movements make the dancers seem to appear
as if they are skating. Viennese Waltz music has inspired
people to dance for generations.
“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.