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Dance Students – Mary Gonçalves

Dance Students – Mary Gonçalves

Dancing gave Mary something to look forward to every week after she lost her husband. She enjoys the physical exercise as well as the social side of dancing and the people that she’s met.

Slow Waltz

Slow Waltz

The Waltz is usually the first dance that comes to mind when one thinks of ballroom dancing. This elegant and graceful dance has been danced competitively for almost 100 years and is still a firm favourite amongst our students.

Jive

Jive

Although the Jive is classed as a Latin American dance, it actually emerged out of the jazz and swing scene in America. It developed and changed as it spread between the East and West American Coasts.

Viennese Waltz

Viennese Waltz

The Viennese Waltz has a unique form and pace that distinguishes it from the Slow Waltz (more commonly known simply as the waltz), but is arguably more elegant, when dancers achieve a level of competence.

Mambo

Mambo

The Mambo is one of the Latin American dances that we teach at Dancemore. 
This dance’s origins trace back to the 1940s in Cuba and Mexico and began as a response to a music genre with the same name.

The Foxtrot

The Foxtrot

Named after Vaudeville actor and comedian, Harry Fox, this dance originated in New York in 1914.

Sometimes called the slow foxtrot because the original foxtrot split into two separate dances: the slow foxtrot and the quickstep.