In the Ballroom dancing world there are so many different dances and styles that it’s hard to get an overall picture of all the different types of Ballroom dance styles that are out there. While there are hundreds of dances, most of them can fit in to at least one category or style. Depending on which part of the world you live in, the styles and dances will differ slightly. This dance article is meant to give you a good summary of the most popular dances and Ballroom dance styles. After reading be sure to leave a comment and let us know if you have any additions or questions.
This is a style that is mainly danced in the United states. It’s main purpose was to make social dancing easy to pick up. It is danced both socially and competitively. The dances that fall under this style can be broken down into 2 more types: American Rhythm and American Smooth.
American Smooth dances:
This is a style that is mainly danced all around the world. This style has very specific syllabus that dancers strive to master. It is danced both socially and competitively. The dances that fall under this style can be broken down into 2 more types: International Latin and International Standard.
International Latin dances:
International Standard dances:
As you can see both the American and International styles have very similar dances with a few differences.
These are the core types of Ballroom dance and now I will share some other styles that fall under the umbrella of Ballroom dancing.
Latin Nightclub style
This is a style that is mainly danced in nightclubs and is very easy to pick up. People love this style because it is very fun and social.
The Swing dances
This is a specialized style of Swing dances. People dance this usually in Swing organized events and clubs. It is a very fun and smooth type of dancing.
West Coast Swing
East Coast Swing
Not so popular ones also include:
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