Ballroom Style Dances are Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot and Quickstep. Usually they are danced to western music (often from the mid-twentieth century). Couples dance counter-clockwise around a rectangular floor following the line of dance. In competitions competitors are costumed as would be appropriate for a white-tie affair, with full gowns for the ladies and bow tie and tail suit for the men.
Latin Style Dances are Samba, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Paso-Doble and Jive. Commonly they are danced to contemporary Latin American music. In competition, the ladies are often dressed in short skirted Latin outfits while the men are in tight-fitting shirts and pants. The goal is to bring emphasis to the dancers' leg action and body movements.
You may start Latin and Ballroom at the same time, students often compete in both programs. Latin and Ballroom are related and benefit from each other!
The steps and syllabus are standardized and recognized all over the World. There are lots of the competitions to attend in Canada, USA and around the World.
If you wish to start, we will offer you private and group lessons, help you find you a partner and the outfit.
The most important is the Desire to Dance!