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Yvonne Saunders

Waltz

Socially, most people are interested in learning the Waltz. This is the most popular dance for people to learn and is a good introductory basis toward learning the other four dances. The waltz is popular to learn for social functions especially with a strong emphasis on weddings.

Foxtrot

The most classical of all ballroom dances. For the beginner , the easier version is the Social Foxtrot, which is ideally suited for dinner dances and weddings. To the more advanced dancer this is the dance they wish to perfect.

Quickstep

A lively dance at a faster tempo than the waltz or the foxtrot, this dance is popular its speed and versatility.

Tango

Completely different in character than the three previous dances, this dance was developed from the Argentine Tango, into a more international style. The characterisation of this dance is based on a strong, seemingly intense movement and staccato action danced to passionate music.

Viennese Waltz

Popular in Europe, it is from this dance that the English Waltz developed. It is danced at a faster tempo that the English Waltz, with a continuation of rotary actions.

Latin American

Cha cha

Originated in Cuba, this is one of the most popular dances for people to learn, especially with the current influence of Latin trends in music

Samba

Anyone who has visited Brasil will know the vibrancy and energy of the music. This is reflected in the movement and action associated with this dance

Rumba

This is the most earthy and passionate of the Latin dances, which originated in Cuba. Latin dancers throughout the world aspire to perfect their performance in this rhythm.

Paso Doble

Originally a French folk dance now more associated with Spain, the music lends itself to great characterisation. It tells the story of the Matador and his cape. This dance is more directed to the competitor than the social dancer

Jive

Lively and fun, a great swing dance originating from the United States. All age groups enjoy this dance.

Classical Sequence

Formerly known as 'Old Time', this form of dancing is more restricted by the fact that all the dances are based on a set of sixteen bars of music. It is from this that Modern Sequence developed using Ballroom and Latin figures in set pattern dances

Freestyle

Originally known as Disco, now known as Freestyle, this form of dance incorporates many ballet and modern jazz movements danced to the popular trends of music today. The dancer normally performs solo routines though sometimes it is dances with a partner.