On Monday, half of our Eagan Fred Astaire Dance Studio staff shared their favorite ballroom dances. Today, Sam and Joanna have that difficult task.
If I had to choose, I’d pick Viennese Waltz and Tango. I love Viennese Waltz because of the speed and the elegance. It’s the dance that left me in awe whenever I saw it performed. The speed can be ridiculous, and it’s fun to try and keep up while making it look as elegant as possible.
With Tango, I love it because it challenges me. I have a recurring back injury from high school and I have to be super careful that I’m doing my technique correctly or I could aggravate that old injury.
Mine changes. I do love Samba because it’s still challenging to get all the pieces moving together at the right time in the right way. It combines so many elements – The Pulse, the Pendulum, progression, rotation…
But my GO TO is still ChaCha. I like that it’s fast but still requires finesse. I like all the latin motion, the possibilities for rhythm changes and hitting accents. Styling is key. Arm styling, a head snap, a little extra goes a long way.
Do you want to learn how favorite dances (and many more)? Give us a call, and we’ll show you how difficult it is to pick your favorite.