My Dances

An elegant 3/4 time dance with long, flowing steps, Waltz moves gracefully around the dance floor. There is a rise and fall motion in Waltz that resembles the shape of an ocean wave. Waltz is characterized by a change of weight on each beat of music.

An elegant 3/4 time dance with long, flowing steps, Waltz moves gracefully around the dance floor. There is a rise and fall motion in Waltz that resembles the shape of an ocean wave. Waltz is characterized by a change of weight on each beat of music.

Foxtrot

At the beginner level, Foxtrot is probably the easiest dance to learn. Introduced in the early 1900′s by Harry Fox, the Foxtrot is a gliding dance with distinct rise and fall, commonly danced to big-band and swing.

Tango

Probably one of the most recognized dances, Tango incorporates many unique elements including a close dance connection, passionate expressions, and staccato steps.

Viennese Waltz

A fast version of the Waltz danced to 6/8 time music, Viennese Waltz incorporates a unique "left-cross" in its basic left turn. The Viennese Waltz gracefully spins around the dance floor. A German named Paul Krebs choreographed the Viennese we know today.

Quickstep

A fast Foxtrot with many running steps that allow dancers to cross the dance floor. Quickstep is known for its pendulum foot choreography.

Cha-Cha

A very popular dance originating in Cuba, Cha-Cha utilizes chasse movements and Latin hip action, as well as quick turns.

Rumba

A Latin dance also originating in Cuba, Rumba is known as the "dance of love." It is a sensual dance characterized by suggestive body and hip movements.

Samba

Originating in Brazil, Samba is a unique Latin dance with rhythm breaks on the "a" of one and three. It is characterized by a "bouncing" action of the knees and hips.

East Coast Swing

Probably the most well-know of the dances, East Coast Swing is also referred to as triple-step swing. It consists of six and eight count patterns with a rock step back by both man and lady. East Coast Swing is danced into the floor with smooth movements.