Category Archives: Smooth and Standard Dances

Quickstep

Quickstep is the English version of the fast Fox Trot and was originally called the "QuickTime Foxtrot and Charleston". Today it is a dynamic fast Standard dance with quick hopping steps set in with the smoother gliding figures.  It is more well-known in Europe, especially in England. The Quickstep is a fast and dynamic dance…
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Viennese Waltz

Viennese Waltz is the dance which most conjurs up images of classic formal "ballroom dancing". It is the only ballroom dance that predates the previous century and its music was popularized by Johann Strauss.  Viennese Waltz has developed into an elegant, smooth and gliding dance. The refined image of the tuxedo for the man and…
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Tango

(For Argentine Style Tango, please refer to "Specialty Dances") The Ballroom Style of Tango is one of the most beautiful of all the dances. It is characterized by earthy and dramatic movements. In order to achieve the distinctive style of Tango, it is important to develop controlled staccato footwork along with fluid graceful movements. The…
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Waltz

The basic Waltz patterns are the foundation for most ballroom dances. The elegant sweeping movement of the Waltz develops strong balance and control, and the ability to move with ease. Correct posture, rise and fall, and smooth movements should be stressed to achieve good styling. Waltz remains to this day as the standard "honour dance"…
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