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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.

The Argentine Tango

The Argentine Tango

The Argentine Tango is synonymous with sensuality, passion and longing.

Born out of the explosive population growth in Bueno Aires in the late 1800s, as a result of immigration, this dance is a blend of cultures, nostalgia, desire and yearning.

Dance Teacher – Heidi Reichel

Dance Teacher – Heidi Reichel

It was Maureen who originally paired Heidi and Bruce to dance together. Probably thinking that their warm-hearted, friendly natures were a good match for dancing partners. If you’ve seen them smiling and gliding around the dance floor, I’m sure you’ll agree with...

The Rhumba

The Rhumba

Originally Rhumba was a slang word for party. Just as the dance changed, so has the use of the word Rhumba, which became synonymous with the national musical style of Cuba.

The Cha Cha

The Cha Cha

Like the Rhumba, the Cha Cha originates from Cuba and the pre-revolution Havana nightlife.