Salsa - Salsa is a club dance version of the Mambo with a more relaxed night club feel.

East Coast Swing
- The most popular of the swing dances. The East Coast Swing is danced to slower and to more earthy music than the Jive.

Merengue
- The Merengue is danced in march time and is characterized by controlled Cuban motion (a swinging of the hips). It is one of the most popular and easiest dances to learn.

Cha Cha Cha
- Cha Cha music is catchy, upbeat and playful, making this dance one of the most popular in the Latin dance family. 

Rumba
 - The soft music of the Rumba contributes to its universal appeal. It is sensual and seductive; the ultimate dance of love, and easy to learn.

Bolero - This lovely and romantic dance combines the sensuality of the Latin hip movement with the rise and fall of the Waltz.

Mambo - The Mambo originates and the music combines elements of the Latin and Afro-Caribbean cultures. 

Samba
- The pulsating Samba rhythms originated in the carnival of Brazil. This dance has enjoyed a revival with the popularity of Ricky Martin, Shakira, and other Latin music stars.


West Coast Swing - The slinky West Coast Swing is danced on a track (the man dances in the center of the track and leads the lady to either end) and is danced to slower triple rhythm swing music.


Hustle - Popularized in the disco era, the Hustle is a member of the swing family with quick, quick timing and a syncopated break. Think Saturday Night Fever.

Paso Doble - Translating to double step or two step, the Paso Doble is a representation of the bullfight, with the man as the matador and the lady the cape.

Waltz - Originally a folk dance from Austria and Germany, the Waltz has evolved into one of the most popular ballroom dances of all time. 

Foxtrot
- Without a doubt, the most popular and versatile of the classic ballroom dances, the Foxtrot originated in America in 1914. Think Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.


Tango - The passionate Tango has enjoyed renewed popularity in recent years after being danced by Al Pacino in "Scent of a Woman", Arnold Schwarzenegger in "True Lies", and Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez in "Shall We Dance".


Viennese Waltz - The lilting music and fast tempo of the Viennese Waltz make it one of the most beautiful and physically demanding of the traditional ballroom dances.

Quickstep - A child of the jazz era, the Quickstep is characterized by bright, happy music, a light-hearted mood, and tricky steps. 


Jive - The Jive is a fast swing dance which originated in North America and is characterized by kicks and flicks of the feet.

Polka
- This is a lively dance to fast music and is characterized by a small hop on the upbeat. 

Foxy - The Foxy is a traditional slow, nightclub dance loosely based on the Foxtrot.    

Night Club Two Step
-  This dance is characterized by soft, flowing movement and is danced to soft rock or pop music.

Country Two Step - Danced to country music, this dance is similar to the more traditional ballroom Foxtrot.

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