Cha Cha

Originating in Cuba, you will find the Cha Cha defined by its syncopation. The Cha Cha’s off-beat rhythm comes from the Rumba, the Mambo, and the Lindy. The Cha Cha can be danced slowly to a staccato rhythm, or fast, making it more lively and fun for people of all ages.


Jive

The Jive took form during World War II when American G.I’s brought the dance to Europe. Derived from other popular American dances, the Jive uses techniques that can be seen in the Jitterbug, Boogie-Woogie, Lindy Hop, Shag, and East Coast Swing. This dance is known for its happy movements with many kicks and flicks.


Paso Doble

The Paso Doble was a dance that was created to be performed during bullfights, which is why the male portrays the bull and the lady is his cape. Used in many ballroom competitions now, the Paso Doble is known for its sharp movements and the visual are designed to ignite feelings among the spectators.

Rumba

This popular social dance is the slowest of the international ballroom Latin dances. Derived in Cuba during the pre-revolutionary period, the Rumba flooded into the US in the early 1930s and has remained one of the most popular dances ever since. The smooth style of the dance allows for partners to move in sync through their hips and heavy walking motion.


Samba

When introduced into the United States, the Samba become an instant sensation. This Brazilian dance flows to the Latin rhythms in an expressive manner, giving tribute to its history. While danced to a faster rhythm in the United States, the Samba has shown to last through the test of time.

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