What are some benefits of dancing?
Ballroom dancing is a great way to meet new people, maintain fitness and develop body awareness, grace and poise. In addition, weight control, improved flexibility, higher confidence, better coordination, heart health, and stress reduction are all benefits of ballroom dancing. It’s fun, creative and healthful!
What is ballroom dancing?
Ballroom dancing is a form of partner dancing where two people move in harmony together and with the music, usually on a crowded dance floor. There are many types of ballroom dances, generally divided into two major groups: “Smooth” dances move around the floor, and “latin” dances are danced in place.
What is latin dancing?
Latin dancing is a form of ballroom dancing characterized by rhythmic movements and syncopated or percussive Latin beats. The movements, usually danced in place, are compact and expressive. Latin dances are popular and fun party dances. Examples include Salsa, Cha-cha, Rumba, and Merengue.
What is social dancing?
Social dancing is a form of ballroom dancing which occurs at social events such as dinner dances, fund raisers, weddings and holiday parties. The most popular social dances are Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Tango, and Rumba.
What should I wear to my first dance lesson?
We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Medium to low heel shoes with leather soles are the best. Thick and rubber-soled shoes are not a good idea as they tend to grip the floor and make it hard to turn. Bring some comfortable shoes – you can change them before you leave. Don’t let your shoes spoil your fun!
How long will it take to learn to dance?
This varies with your goals, the number of lessons you take, and whether or not you like to practice! You will have fun during your very first lesson, but like all sports and art forms, there is no limit for improvement. Most of our social dancers feel they have a foundation in several dances within six months.
Where do people dance?
Weddings, parties, fund raisers, black-tie events, corporate functions, night clubs, ballrooms, dance studio social parties, cruises, and supper clubs all provide opportunities to practice your “fancy” footwork.