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Ballroom dance is a
set of partner dance,
which are enjoyed both
socially and competitively
around the world.
Because of its performance
and entertainment aspects,
ballroom dance is also
widely enjoyed on stage,
film, and television.
The term 'ballroom dancing' is derived
from the word “ball”, which in turn
originates from the Latin word ballare
which means 'to dance'.
There are many different types of
ballroom dancing, with the main two
being Smooth style and Latin/Rhythm
The smooth style dances
are performed with the
couple dancing over the
entire dance floor. This
type of dancing includes
the Quickstep, Viennese
Waltz, the Tango, the
Waltz, and the Foxtrot.
The energetic Latin style of dance
usually keeps the couple in one spot
on the dance floor. This style includes
the Rumba, Cha Cha, the Swing,
Disco, and the Samba
The Foxtrot was introduced in 1914
and has grown to have many
variations. It involves the back leg
and moving it in a smooth motion.
It is very easy to learn and great
CHA CHA CHA
The flirty Cha Cha became
popular in the 1950s. It is based
on a lively triple step that can be
danced to Cuban music or Latin
Tango is a partner dance that originated
in the 1890s. It is mostly danced in
either open embrace, where lead and
follow have space between their
bodies, or close embrace, where the
lead and follow connect either chest-
to-chest or in the upper thigh, hip
Swing dances can be performed in
a variety of ways. They include
such dances as the Lindy Hop,
Jitterbug, and Boogie Woogie. The
origin dates back to the 1920s and
1930s. These dances are
performed by using jumps, kicks,
and energetic moves.