Although Dan's Classic Ballroom can't teach you every dance you have ever heard of, there are many dances that we teach you. This includes suggested music, a list of steps, and some important technical tips. This section will have additional information occasionally, so we invite you to check back later for more as you take classes.
See the DVIDA Syllabi for Techniques and Figures for All 12 dances
A syllabus is a list of figures that can be compared to the compulsory moves in ice skating. They are small patterns of steps that create the necessary elements of each dance. These figures are grouped into 3 levels of difficulty: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
This enables students to master each level before moving up to a more challenging level. The diligent study and practice of elements at each level will guide you to becoming a capable, well-rounded dancer. We believe all of these attributes will enhance your enjoyment of ballroom dancing for many years to come. Contact us today.
American-Style Smooth Dances
American-Style Rhythm (Latin) Dances
East Coast Swing (Single and Triple-time)
West Coast Swing
The International Style
In addition to the dances above, this includes:
Quickstep - a fast form of Foxtrot
Jive - a form of Swing
The Club Dances
These are not sanctioned for competitions:
The NCDA syllabus even lists the Polka and the Peabody. Ballroom dancers can always look back in time for a dance in resurgence or look forward to what's hot today.
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About Dan's Classic Ballroom
Dan's Classic Ballroom is your home for beginner, intermediate, and advanced dance lessons for small, mini, and casual groups. We provide private lessons as well!