Dance Descriptions

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Bachata
Popular at Salsa and Latin Nightclubs, Bachata is distinctive for its side to side basic movement and its sharp hip motion on every fourth count… more

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Cha Cha
This versatile dance is perfect for many contemporary pop tunes, some classic rock ‘n roll, and various Latin rhythms. Along with Salsa, Merengue,… more

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Country Two Step
Traveling around the dance floor at a moderate to fast pace, Country Two-Step is full of fun turns, wraps, and weaves. Of course you will find… more

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East Coast Swing
Sometimes referred to as Jitterbug or simply as Swing, this is the easiest of the swing dances to learn. It’s also one of the most commonly known… more

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Foxtrot
“Trot,” as it is affectionately called, is one of the most common American dances of the 20th century and still very useful for contemporary… more

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Hustle
Hustle is a very exciting and energetic dance with the flexibility to look elegant and graceful, sultry and intimate, or funky and fun. It shares… more

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Nightclub 2-Step
An easy and elegant dance for contemporary slow ballads, Nightclub Two-Step is quickly becoming one of the more popular social dances. There… more

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Rumba
A slower and romantic cousin to Salsa, this Latin dance is perfect for contemporary and classic pop ballads, as well as Latin love songs. Because… more

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Salsa
Salsa is one of the most popular social dances in the world. It is primarily danced to Latin music with Afro-Cuban rhythms. Salsa dancing has… more

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Samba
Inspired by the popular street-dance in Brazil, this partner dance is done to the syncopated South American rhythms of Samba music, as well as… more

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Tango
Tango is a dramatic dance with styling options that can be sharp and aggressive or smooth and romantic. DanceWell offers different styles… more

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Viennese Waltz
This faster-moving dance is what you see in films depicting the Victorian Era—typically with couples spinning constantly around the dance floor… more

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Waltz
Waltz is as relevant and useful today as it has been for over a century. It’s perfect for classics, as well as many of today’s pop, country,… more

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West Coast Swing
West Coast Swing is a contemporary-style of Swing, very different than what most people initially think of as “swing.” It is by far, the… more