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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. The name Slow Waltz is often used to...
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. During the Second World War it crossed the pond when American...
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. Often, our beginner students feel rather intimidated when...
Mambo

Mambo

Who of you remember your first sighting of Johnny Castle, played by Patrick Swayze, in the cult classic “Dirty Dancing”? Jennifer Grey’s “Baby’s” expression mirrored all of ours as we watched Johnny and Penny Johnson, played by Cynthia Rhodes, expertly execute the...
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 foxtrot is a graceful staple...
The Argentine Tango

The Argentine Tango

Who can forget that iconic scene from Shall We Dance? where Jennifer Lopez’s character tells Richard Gere, “Don’t think. Don’t move – unless you feel it.”?  The Argentine Tango is synonymous with sensuality, passion and longing.  Born out of the...