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Dance Styles

Dance Styles

There are dance styles to suit every taste and age!

At Ezydance we teach the Ballroom and Latin styles that you may come across at Social dances, night clubs or at Dancesport competitions.

Below you will find brief descriptions and sample videos of the dance styles we teach.

Cha Cha

Cha Cha is a fun and sexy latin style, with fast movements and exaggerated sharp pauses. Its beat lends itself to both ballroom music as well as many popular tunes.

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Foxtrot

The Foxtrot is many people's favourite with its graceful rise and falls, sways, turns and spins. It has quite a variety of steps and can be danced to a wide range of music, making it very popular in most social dances.

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Mambo

The Mambo can be thought of as a faster version of the Rumba mixed in with a sharper version of the Salsa (straighter legs). Though the Mambo sound is quite unique, the dance itself can be used with many popular tunes.

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Merengue

Merengue is a fun Latin dance with a very simple two step rythmn. It is danced by dragging one's feet along the ground, as if shackled with a ball and chain! Also known as the pretzel dance, it is one of the simplest and most fun social dances!

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Rumba

The ballroom Rumba has a reputation for being the latin dance of love. Its slower tempo and body sways make it look both romantic and seductive.

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Rock'N'Roll

Although easily recognizable, there are many variations on Rock'n'Roll. Common to all though are the fast pace, body rocking and distinctive 'back beat' - which make it contagious and a lot of fun.

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Samba

Ballroom Samba has its origins in Brazil (but differs significantly from the Brazilian Samba varieties). It has a lively 'festival' feel to it, with lots of fast leg movement and sideways steps, making it very popular in social dances.

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Salsa

Salsa is a Latin street dance full of hip swings, turns and fast spins. The speed and large variety of moves is making Salsa the hottest Latin style.

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Tango

When people speak of Tango, they are normally referring to the ballroom style Tango, which is more 'theatrical' in its exaggerated staccato movements than the Argentine Tango.

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Argentine Tango

A very passionate dance, and quite different to the Ballroom version, Argentine Tango can be danced wide apart or cheek to cheek. With a large variety of moves and encouraging individual interpretation, one can easily spend hours dancing Argentine Tango!

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Viennese Waltz

Viennese Waltz is the original (European) waltz. It is a fast dance that rotates, sways, rises and falls while travelling quickly around the dance floor!!

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Quickstep

With similar four beat music, but danced to faster jazz / swing styles, Quickstep has the feel of an upbeat Foxtrot (from where it evolved). It is a travelling dance with many turns and step variations, making this a favourite for many dancers.

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