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
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,
novelty dances, or simply club dancing in solo.
depending on how it is defined, may refer to a wide variety
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
of international standard and international latin. However,
we will also learn some nightclub, square and line dances.