The waltz, and especially its closed position, became the example for the creation of many other ballroom dances. Subsequently, new types of waltz have developed, including many folk and several ballroom dances. In the 19th century the word primarily indicated that the dance was a turning one; one would “waltz” in the polka to indicate rotating rather than going straight forward without turning.



In ballroom tango, the body is initially set in motion across the floor through the flexing of the lower joints (hip, knee, ankle) while the feet are delayed, then the feet move quickly to catch the body, resulting in snatching or striking action that reflects the staccato nature of this style’s preferred music.


Quickstep is an International Style ballroom dance that follows a 2/4 or 4/4 time beat, similar to a fast Foxtrot. An example of a song suitable for the classic quickstep would be Louis Prima’s “Sing, Sing, Sing”. However, while the dance may appear very similar to a fast Foxtrot, its technique and patterns are unique to itself.


Slow Foxtrot

The slow foxtrot came onto being long before the Waltz. The dance has alot of variations. This dance is one of the most natural dances from which a jury members can see whether a couple can dance or not. The movements are natural and faithful to the normal walk.



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