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What is Social Dance?

 
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Social Dance
First Steps
Cha Cha
Rumba
Swing
Waltz
Foxtrot
Tango
Line Dancing
Square Dance
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Social dance is a major category or classification of dance forms or dance styles, where sociability and socializing are the primary focuses of the dancing.

Many social dances are partner dances. In fact, quite often when spoken about social dances, ballroom or other partner dances are kept in mind. However it is natural to include in this category such groups of dances as circle dances, line dances, novelty dances, or simply club dancing in solo.

Ballroom dance, depending on how it is defined, may refer to a wide variety of partner dances. Typically it includes Standard (also termed Smooth or Modern) dances such as waltz or foxtrot, and Latin (also termed Rhythm) dances such as cha cha and rumba. Standard dances are normally danced to straight-beat, Western music; couples dance around the floor; and when formalized, the lady wears a long gown and the gentleman a bow-tie and tails. Latin dances are normally danced to off-beat, latin or jive music; couples may dance more-or-less in one spot or move around the floor; and when formalized, the woman wears a short-skirt latin outfit and the man dresses in black.

The dances taught in this class include those listed on the left menu bar. These are mostly from the dance group of international standard and international latin. However, we will also learn some nightclub, square and line dances.

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