‘Ballroom dancing’ is an umbrella term for many different styles of partner dancing. At Ballroom Dance Academy, we offer classes in American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard, and International Latin as well as the Club dances.
American Style Ballroom (Smooth) Dances
American Style Ballroom is also known as “Smooth.” These dances move around the floor in a counterclockwise fashion, featuring many underarm turns and open positions. Each dance has its own distinct style, and is ideal for the social dance floor.
- Waltz: A slow, dreamy dance known as the mother of all ballroom
- Foxtrot: The jazzy dance of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
- Tango: A fiery, dramatic dance made famous in the US by 1920’s Hollywood star Rudolph Valentino
- Viennese Waltz: A whirling, thrilling dance dating back to the late 18th Century