Category: Types of Dances

Hips Don’t Lie: The Samba

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The roots of the Samba, both music and dance, come from the home of Brazil. In Brazil, the Samba is a solo dance performed by Carnaval dancers whereas for ballroom dancers the Samba is a partner dance. The Samba originated in Bahia, Brazil at the beginning of the 20th century but became popular in Rio...

Dance of the Month: Bolero

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What is the Bolero? The Bolero is a beautifully expressive dance that blends the sensuous hips of Rumba with the elegant rise and fall of the Waltz. Bolero is just one of the dances that elicits the feeling of love and romance in both the music and the dance. Interestingly, while the dance is an...

Dance of the Month: Salsa

What is the Salsa besides a delicious and sometimes spicy side that goes great with chips and guacamole?! Salsa is a dance that originated in Cuba with influences from European and African cultures. Salsa is typically a partner dance but can be danced solo or as a Rueda, where couples are in a circle and...

West Coast Swing – Dance of the Month of October

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What is West Coast Swing? Is that swing that’s danced on the west coast rather than the east coast? Read on and find out! The history of West Coast Swing is a little mixed and fuzzy. West Coast Swing is a partner dance with roots and influences stemming from the Lindy Hop. In the 1940s...

Quickstep: Learn more about our Dance of the Month

Since our current dance of the month is the Quickstep, let’s take a minute to talk about it. We’ve had many people ask, what is the Quickstep? An easy, joking answer may be that Quickstep is the Foxtrot on speed but in truth, it is so much more than that. The Quickstep is one of...