Dance Types

Wedding Dance (Bridal Dance or Bridal Waltz, First Dance)

** This is an extra special dance unique to each Bridal Couple, one that leaves the selection of music to you as bride and groom and the combination of simple and easy dance steps choreographed by us from the following dance styles that will suit you as a couple.

Latin & American & Street Latin – Argentine Tango

Samba– often termed the Joy dance of Latin and American, the music creates an atmosphere of excitement and fun
and only a few basic dance steps need to be learned to enjoy the delightful dance rhythms.

Rumba- has a fascinating rhythm musically, once this slow romantic dance style with a few basic dance steps is acquired dancers will get hours of enjoyment.

Jive – a light, bright, bouncy, lively style enjoyed by all ages and that consists of easy to learn dance steps, with a variety of dance moves eventually including flicks and kicks and your own expression.

Paso Doble –The Paso Doble music has an inviting tempo and with simplified dance steps the beginner from any age group can enjoy this dynamic dance style. This dance expresses the role of the fearless matador and the lady’s role generally as the cape.

Cha Cha Cha – The dance beat of the Cha Cha Cha music is very infectious – the 1 2 Cha Cha Cha is an easy to learn fun dance rhythm and a must for the beginner and social dancers.

Argentine Tango -an intimate dance style of its own invented they say by ordinary everyday people expressing the emotions of that life-time era and it seems that the Milonga was the forerunner to this sensual style. For the Social dancer the authentic Argentine Tango dance music (different to the modern tango dance music) add to the passion in this nostalgic dance style. Four or five simple dance moves that can be danced on a small dance floor will generate the true original dance tango feel.

Salsa -is generally accepted generic term for the musical blend of Cuban and American instrumental (hot &spicy) music. The named dance Salsa generally comprises of a tap and three steps (sometimes a slight flick) occasionally no tap combined with opposition hip swing called Cuban motion, this dance style has many simple moves that will build into numerous combinations.

Merengue -the origins of this style is the Dominican Republic and others claim the origins are In Haiti -this a very in the floor earthy type dance -one step taken for each beat of music and each of these steps is taken with a delayed hip action and moves separately from the upper body in opposition to the foot. This is one of the easier dance styles to learn with loads of hip action making it loads of fun.

Rock and Roll

Another easy to learn dance style with its popular transition in the mid1950’s from its original roots dating back to the 19th century. Still very popular with the young and the mature the basic dance steps are extremely simple to learn and as for all couple dancing the man is in charge and in control of leading.

Ballroom – Also named Modern or Standard

Social Rhythm Dancing – Slow and Quick – this style of dancing is the simplest style to learn and is used for croweded dance floors and often incorporated into modern day upbeat music used for weddings and special functions.

Waltz – Slow Waltz (Social Waltz) has an easy to hear dance beat and is quite simple and easy to master with 9 basic steps forming the foundation of left and right turns. Joining in the waltz at social dance functions will be a breeze and certainly is a confidence booster for the beginner. Although this dance style is one of the oldest and was considered very risqué in its beginnings, it still very popular and is often featured at weddings. Certainly a must learn for the all beginners.

Foxtrot – Slow or social Foxtrot – has a basic dance movement of a walk and three step originating (it is said as one version) from its initial American Jazz era and has developed into the English Slow Foxtrot dance of this modern day. With expert tuition and a little practice learning this style of dance is a rewarding experience for the enthusiastic beginner.

Quickstep – The dance moves of the Quickstep consists of walks and chasses, the origins this dance style developed from the Charleston with many of the dance steps adjusted to suit the modern Quickstep of today. The Quickstep is a must for the beginner’s repertoire, very easy, very simple, light and happy and loads of fun to learn.

Tango (Modern Tango) – It is believed that Tango originated from Argentina – became popular in France and moved onto England. The Social Dance Tango has a few basic moves that create a staccato feel with the Tango dance music. Beginners will enjoy the atmosphere of this style of dance and the interpretation of its fascinating dance rhythm.

Viennese Waltz –  The Strauss Waltzes formed the Viennese Waltz of today and is one of the most attractive ballroom dances and thus an extremely popular style on the Social Dance Scene. In its basic dance form consists of 3 Steps – incorporating travelling turns.

Sequence – New Vogue (Australian), Sequence Modern & Latin & Old Time (English)
A series of dance steps grouped in succession, repeated using various dance timings from Waltzes, Foxtrots, Tangos,Quicksteps, March music, and also using the Latin Dance Rhythms – Rumba, Samba, Cha, Jive and Paso Doble, Mambo, Bosa Nova for each separate named dance, performed by individual couples dancing in circle in unison.
Social Dance promoters throughout the World use these sequence dance styles for a large portion of their social dancing programme – a popular style of dancing for all ages.