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Modern Ballroom

Modern Ballroom dancing comprises of the five dance styles, and they are Slow Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Modern Waltz, Tango, and Quickstep. These dances are famous all over the world, and they are not only performed in social gatherings, but in competitions as well.

The five different dances have diverse origins and are danced to music of different tempos and have their own characteristic technique, however the common factor is that they are all danced by a couple in closed hold. 

In the closed hold dances, the couples are required to maintain five areas of contact with each other, with the man’s left hand holding the woman’s right hand, the woman’s left elbow resting on the man’s right elbow, the woman’s left hand on the right upper arm of the man, the man’s right hand on the woman’s shoulder, and the right parts of their chests touching. The dances travel round the ballroom in an anti-clockwise direction.

The Waltz  

Is one of the dances that are included in the International Style ballroom dance category. It follows a slow rhythm. Despite having a slow tempo, the waltz can have advanced figures that may require six steps per measure, which may be complemented with various turns.

The Tango

Is a ballroom dance that originated from Argentina. Ballroom tango steps have been relatively fixed in style. It is very structured around memorized patterns of steps and is often choreographed and danced either as a performance or in competition. It tends to be very stylized and theatrical.

The Viennese Waltz

Or the Wiener Walzer in German, is another version of ballroom waltz. It incorporates various types of rotary dance moves which include turning in clockwise and anti-clockwise directions. When performing these moves, dancers execute non-rotating change steps.

The Foxtrot

Is a smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. Foxtrot is a ballroom dance that was popularized by actor Harry Fox. The dance is similar in its look to waltz, although the rhythm is in a 4/4 time signature instead of 3/4.

The Quickstep

Is a ballroom dance which is similar to foxtrot, but the dance patterns are very different. The movement of the dance is fast and powerfully flowing and sprinkled with syncopations. The upbeat melodies that quickstep is danced to make it suitable for both formal and informal events. The dancers should appear to be very light on their feet. It is very energetic and form-intensive.

Albany Ballroom Dance Studio

Albany Ballroom Dance Studio

Albany Ballroom Dance Studio operate from the Albany Italian Club, on the left, just Past Tourist Village in Albany. Classes are held during the week for Kids and Adults.  We also cater for Medal / Private / Wedding dance - lessons by appointment. Social Dances held on a Wednesday evening. All welcome!

Armadale Dancing Club

Armadale Dancing Club

Come an enjoy some dancing, social interaction and laughter with others who share the same passion and get enjoyment from being in the club.

Australind Senior Citizens

Australind Senior Citizens

Australind Senior Citizens dance are a country group of people who are interested in New Vogue/ Sequence dancing styles.  Come along an enjoy some conversation, laughter and lots of dancing on the fourth Saturday of the month.

Ballroom Blitz Dance School

Ballroom Blitz Dance School

I have been dancing since I was nine years old and it is my passion. I run classes designed to have fun whilst learning to dance along the way. We have a number of helpers who are experienced dancers an enormous help dancing with the people who come to learn without a partner.

Ballroom Moves in Melville

Ballroom Moves in Melville

The Ballroom Moves Melville dance is held on the second Saturday of every month at the Melville Civic Centre, Davy St, Booragoon from 7.30 to 10.30pm and the third Sunday from 3.00pm to 5.30pm.  Dance classes are held on Tuesday nights from 7.30pm at the Melville Bowling Club.

Ballroom Moves in Rockingham

Ballroom Moves in Rockingham

Join us every Wednesday morning for our Lesson & Tea dance, or on the first Sunday of every month (except Easter Sunday) for our monthly social dance, at the Star Ballroom in Rockingham

Ballroom Moves in Stirling

Ballroom Moves in Stirling

Ballroom Moves host Weekly dance classes held on Monday nights at the Stirling Adriatic Centre.

Learn Ballroom, Latin, New Vogue & Sequence. 7.30 to 9.30pm.
Look out for our Workshops held in Stirling throughout the year. See our website for details.

Bunbury Dance Studio

Bunbury Dance Studio

Our Studio has become the most popular Ballroom and Latin American Dancing Studio in the South West. Dancing is not just about steps: It is an activity which allows you to meet new people to establish friendships, get extremely fit and become very social.

Busselton Old Time Dances

Busselton Old Time Dances

Busselton Old Time Dance group are a country group of people who are interested in Old Time/New Vogue/ Sequence dancing styles.  Come along an enjoy some conversation, laughter and lots of dancing on the second Saturday of the month.

Chisholm Dance & Performing Arts Studio

Chisholm Dance & Performing Arts Studio

At Chisholm dance studio can cater to your specific need when it comes to ballroom dancing, jazz & hip hop dancing. Ballroom dancing north of the river we teach all forms of ballroom dancing including standard, latin american & new vogue styles.

Corrigin Dance Club

Corrigin Dance Club

The Corrigin Dance Club hold dances in the Corrigin Town Hall on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month. On several Saturdays during the year they hold it at the Hyden Hall.  They cater for the following dance styles: Old Time, Modern, New Vogue. Enjoy a shared supper and good company. Visitors welcome.

Crystal Ballroom Studio

Crystal Ballroom Studio

Learning to dance at Crystal Ballroom is easy, fun and a great way to meet new people and keep fit. If you want more fun in your life, there's nowhere better to be than on the dance floor!

Cut A Rug Dance Studio

Cut A Rug Dance Studio

Cut A Rug Dance Studio aims to offer a place in the Kalamunda Hills area for people to learn to dance and mix with like-minded people in a relaxed and fun environment.   If you have always wanted to learn to dance, there is never a better time than right now.  No partner necessary!

Cutlers Dance Club

Cutlers Dance Club

WALK IN & DANCE OUT! Best & easiest lessons ever.

Our patient professional teachers include “Dancing With the Stars Professionals” & Top Choreographers & Performers. Pay less & learn from the best.

DancePower

DancePower

DancePower has become one of Perth's most popular studios, a regular venue for social dancing and special events, and a friendly place where many people of all ages take their first steps as dancers.   See our Adult Social Dance courses for 2019,   NV Medal Class,   Learn to Dance in 2019

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