Frequent Asked Questions

 What is ballroom dancing?
 Ballroom dancing is a form of partner dancing in which two people move in harmony
 with each other and with the music, usually on a crowded dance floor. The presence
 of other dancers provides a major challenge to the couple, but the best dancers are
 able to move spontaneously but synchronously through the actions of leading and
 following.  There are many types of ballroom dances (see
The Dances).  These
 dances can be divided into two major classifications: International Standard /
 American Smooth and International Latin / American Rhythm dances.

 What is Latin/Rhythm dancing?
 Latin/Rhythm dancing is characterized by rhythmic movements and syncopated   or
 percussive Latin beats.  Latin dances are usually danced in place.  The movements
 are compact and expressive.  Latin dances are popular and fun party dances.  Latin
 examples include Rumba, Cha Cha and Mambo.  Rhythm examples include Swing,
 Bolero, Meringue.

 What is social dancing?
 Social dancing is a form of ballroom dancing, which occurs at social dance events
 such as dinner dances, fund-raisers, weddings, and holiday parties.  The most
 popular social dances are Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Tango and Rumba.

 What is "Dancesport”?
 Dancesport is a competitive or exhibition style of dance and is the most 
 physically demanding and mentally challenging form of ballroom dancing.  As in any
 sport, the requirements of fitness, discipline and training are the keys to ultimate
 success, yet the learning process is fun, and the resulting skills can be used with
 confidence on any dance occasion.  (See Dancesport Competitions)

 What are the benefits of dancing?
 Dancing is a great way to meet new friends, maintain fitness and develop body
 awareness.  In addition, improved weight control, flexibility, heart health, and

 stress reduction are all benefits of ballroom dancing.

 What kinds of dances can I learn?
 Examples of popular Smooth dances include the Foxtrot, Waltz, Quickstep and Tango.
 Cha cha, Swing, Rumba, Mambo and Samba are examples of Rhythm dances.

 Is a background in dance required?
 No previous dance experience is necessary to be a successful ballroom dancer. Over
 time students develop skill and grace, improved posture and sharpened reflexes.

 Where do people go to dance?
 Weddings, parties, fund-raisers, black-tie events, corporate functions, night
 clubs, ballrooms, dance studio social parties, cruise lines and supper clubs all provide
 opportunities for you to practice your fancy footwork.   Please see our
Links page
 for information on local places to dance.

 If one of your questions was not answered here, please feel free to contact us

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What is ballroom dancing?

What is Latin dancing?

What is social dancing?

What is Dancesport?

What are the benefits of dancing?

What kinds of dances can I learn?

Is a background in dance required?

Where do people go to dance?


Judy - Dancesport competiton student