If you’ve ever watched Strictly Come Dancing,
and want to start learning social dancing with the beginners course and
learn Ballroom and Latin dancing. Come to Deesdancing and take part in
one of our many group classes that we offer.
You can book private ballroom dance tuition or join our classes.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer wanting to tighten up your steps,
we cater to all levels of dance styles.
Types of Ballroom dances:
- Social Foxtrot:
This Social version of the classical Foxtrot is the
easiest and quickest of dances to initially learn.
Learning how to Waltz is easy – the dance is suited to slow ballads
or instrumental music in 3/4 time.
The Tango is danced to medium tempo.
- Viennese Waltz:
The Viennese Waltz is danced to fast music in 3/4 or 6/8 time,
often classical such as Strauss Waltzes.
- Born out of the Ragtime era and synonymous with one
man named Harry Fox came the Foxtrot in 1913.
The QuickTime Foxtrot and Charleston were fused together to bring
us a dance offering speed, body flight, flare and daring
tempo changes known as the Quickstep.
Latin and rhythm dances:
Cha Cha Cha:
The Cha Cha Cha is danced to medium-tempo Latin music.
This is an exciting, syncopated Latin dance that originated in the 1950s.
The Samba is danced to medium tempo Brazilian Latin music with astrong
The Rumba is danced to a slow Latin ballad.
The Paso Doble is a dance that requires dramatic Latin ‘bull fight’ music –
frequently a song entitled Espana Cani.
The Jive is danced to swing music. The dance was originally the UK’s version of the American Jitterbug and East Coast Swing during World War II.
The Mambo is accompanied by up-tempo Latin music. The dance originated in Cuba where there were substantial settlements of Haitians.
Salsa is danced to up-tempo Latin music but it is not easily defined.
It is a distillation of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances.
The Argentine Tango is more risque than the more commonly known Ballroom Tango.
It is danced to medium tempo orchestral music.
Rock ‘n’ Roll:
With the fusion of jump blues, jive dance and the great teenage identity,
the 1950s gave birth to the generation of Rock ‘n’ Roll
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