Standard (ballroom) dance are elegant and have strong emphasis on posture, more formal than Latin Dances. Ballroom dance consists of the following five dances:Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep. These dances are now performed all over the world as Ballroom dances in international DanceSport competitions, as well as being danced socially. It has also been recognized as medal event in the South East Asian Games, Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Game, Asian Games, University Games and World Games.
As part of our Ballroom dance class, students will get the chance to learn the five dances; the Waltz with its gracefulness and elegance; the Tango with its fascination of the dance ; the Viennese Waltz with its rotational movement, which is simple and elegant; the Foxtrot with its smoothness and flowing movements across the floor; and the Quickstep with its extremely quick stepping, syncopated feet rhythm and runs of quick steps – all make Ballroom dancing an exciting and exuberant experience.
A dance born in the suburbs of Vienna and in the alpine region of Austria. As early as the seventeenth century, waltzes were played in the ballrooms of the Hapsburg court.
Originating in Spain or Morocco, the Tango was introduced to the New World by the Spanish settlers, eventually coming back to Spain with Black and Creole influences.
Viennese waltz originated in Provence area in France in 1559 and is recognized as the oldest of all ballroom dances. It is faster than Waltz however it is also consists of three steps in a bar.
The foxtrot is an American dance, believed to be of African-American origin. The foxtrot can be danced at slow, medium, or fast tempos depending on the speed of the jazz or big band music.
The quickstep is an English dance and was invented in the 1920s as a combination of faster tempo of foxtrot and the Charleston.