Types of Dances
Cha Cha Cha -
Cha Cha Cha is known for its cheeky and sensuous steps that weave magic on the floor. It is all about how you transfer the weight of your body in three quick beats. Basically, it’s not just about the hip movements or the dips and spins but is how the couple expresses themselves with perfect co-ordination.
Also known as the Dance of Love, the Rumba is a slow dance and is also one of the more popular dances seen in weddings. It’s beautiful and slow dance movements creates the romantic and sensual feel. This dance can be performed to evergreen love or pop songs.
Samba is a fun, festive and energetic dance. It is originated in Brazil and is characterized by a bouncy pulsating rhythm and a sensual hip action.
Paso Doble -
Paso Doble is a theatrical Spanish dance. Traditionally, the man in the dance is characterized as the matador and the lady as his cape. The dancers may choose to enact the role of the torero, picador, banderillero, bull, or Spanish dancer, and may change roles throughout the dance.
Jive is a very happy, boppy, energetic dance, with plenty of knee-lifting, bending, and rocking of the hips. The fastest of the Latin dances; Jive incorporates lots of kicks and flicks and even twirling of the woman.
Waltz is sometimes referred to as "Slow Waltz," this is often the first dance that comes to mind when we hear the words "ballroom dance." Embodying elegance, grace, and romance, this slow and sweeping dance glides across floor in three-quarter time.
Tango is a fiery dance done to sharp, dramatic music. The ballroom form Tango is defined by its staccato movements, strong hold, and quick head snaps. Some say that Tango is the most passionate of the Standard ballroom dances.
Viennese Waltz -
A relative of the Slow Waltz but with a much faster tempo, this dance is danced to a rapid 1-2-3 beat and is characterized by constant rotation - but maintaining a smoothness and poise all the while.
When it comes to the Foxtrot, think relaxed, smooth, and jazzy. Often danced to vocal big band music, the Foxtrot features long and flowing movements while maintaining a cheerful poise.
Quickstep is the fastest and most energetic of the Standard dances; its light-hearted feel sets it apart. It features quick footwork, hops, skips, and runs while maintaining a closed hold throughout. It's danced to a quick, jazzy swing beat, creating the illusion of flying across the floor.
Rock and Roll -
Rock and Roll is one of the versions of the swing dance originated in the 1920s – 1930s. Rock and Roll is a very sporty form of dance that is extremely popular as well.
Party Cha Cha -
Party Cha Cha is generally a less complicated dance in terms of turn patterns and spinning but there is more focus on body movement and footwork.
Salsa is a very flirtatious dance by nature. The basic footwork involves a lot of rapid transition when transferring the weight of the body from one foot to the other. Doing the ‘quick-quick-slow’ may actually seem very difficult in the beginning, but once the basics are mastered, there can be nothing more exciting, than to dance the Salsa.
Disco Rock -
Disco Rock was born in the 70s disco craze era. It can be danced to any typical disco music played at discos or parties.