With its origins in the early 20th Century, ballroom dancing is today enjoyed as a social or competitive activity. The dances that fall into this category vary depending on the school of dance and location. The more classic ballroom dances are elegant partner connections with a slightly more formal tone.
At Blueheel Dance Studio you will learn some of the “International Ballroom” Standard/Smooth dances:
Coming from the 17th century Europe, and being the first dance in which a man held a woman close to his body, this is the most well-known of the ballroom dances.
The ¾ time signature, makes the Waltz a unique type of dance.
If you like the light tuneful melodies of Strauss or Andre Rieu, you will love the waltz.
Born in America in the early 1900’s, the foxtrot is danced to jazz or Big Band music. The speed will vary according to the music.
Though with the same origins in Argentina, Ballroom Tango has a 2/4 times signature and a more open frame than Argentine Tango. It’s a distinctively expressive, sensual and dramatic dance. It does take two to tango!
CALL US AT (905) 274-3262 TO ENQUIRE ABOUT OUR FULL RANGE OF SERVICES:
Private Lessons & Groups: No partner required. No experience needed.
Friday Night Practice Parties: Practice your new skills and build muscle memory.
Showcases & Medal Balls. Show off a new step or two, do an honour dance or just have fun dancing.
Formation Classes: Take your dance skill to a whole new level.
Salsa Courses: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Dance Certification: Bronze, Silver, Gold (DVIDA Syllabus)
Weddings: First Dance Choreography
Workshops & Coaching Sessions: Build technique and styling
Dance Instructor Courses: Professional Certificate Programs
Corporate Executive Programs: Team building events or crash courses for that black tie event
Performances at Special Functions: Entertaining shows, professional dancers, audience participation
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