We teach a wide range of dance styles focusing on American Standard partnership dance. Here is a list of just some of the dance styles that our professional staff teaches.
Waltz – First developed in Vienna as a fast paced dance to the Strauss music of the time and later developed into a slower Waltz.
Tango – Originated in Argentina and is characterized by catlike walking action and staccato (sharp) head movements.
Foxtrot – Smooth, walking style movements that can be adapted to a variety of musical tempi in large ballrooms or on crowded nightclub dance floors.
Swing – Originally called the Lindy hop and born in the south of the United States. This group includes the East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, and Hustle.
Cha Cha – An exciting, syncopated Latin dance which originated as a slow version of the Mambo. The Cha Cha can be danced in a variety of musical settings.
Mambo – A fast Latin dance, similar to Salsa, which comes from Cuba. Can be danced in small places and will keep you moving to Latin rhythms.
Rumba – “Dance of Romance”. A Latin dance characterized by sensual, provocative movements and gestures, Latin-style hip motion, and playful, flirtatious interplay between a gentleman and lady.
Samba – A rhythmic Brazilian dance noted for its distinctive style, which incorporates both Latin hip motion and the signature “Samba bounce”.