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Types of Slow Dances

American Rhythm
American Rhythm

American Rhythm: Misha Vlasov and Vanda Polakova American Rhythm The dances in the American Rhythm division consist of the cha-cha, rumba, swing, bolero and mambo. With the exception of swing, which started in America, these sultry dances originated in Africa and Cuba.

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Any Dance in Your Kitchen
Any Dance in Your Kitchen

And any song that begins, “Kick off your shoes and you throw them on the floor/dance in the kitchen till the mornin’ light” deserves its own dance and a place on this list. 8. “Watermelon Crawl” – Tracy Byrd

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Argentine Tango
Argentine Tango

Argentine tango is a musical genre and accompanying social dance originating at the end of the 19th century in the suburbs of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.It typically has a 2 4 or 4 4 rhythmic time signature, and two or three parts repeating in patterns such as ABAB or ABCAC.Its lyrics are marked by nostalgia, sadness, and laments for lost love.The typical orchestra has several melodic ...

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Bachata Bolero East Coast Swing Mambo Rumba
Bachata Bolero East Coast Swing Mambo Rumba

The Dances At 21 North we are proud to teach a variety of partner dances, ranging from American Rhythm and Smooth, to Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Salsa, Bachata, Nightclub 2 Step, and more.

Bolero
Bolero

The Bolero is one of many dances which evoke romance and love in both music and movement. In this lesson, we will discuss the origins and development of the two types of Bolero - the Spanish and Cuban Boleros - including musical form, movement characteristics, and popularity in other countries.

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Cha Cha
Cha Cha

The cha-cha-chá, or simply cha-cha in the U.S., is a dance of Cuban origin. It is danced to the music of the same name introduced by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrin in the early 1950s. This rhythm was developed from the danzón-mambo. The name of the dance is an onomatopoeia derived from the shuffling sound of the dancers' feet.

Corridos
Corridos

Corridos are an important part of Latin-American folk dance. A "corridos play" refers to a type of musical ballad, while "corridos" as a dance refers to the dance usually performed during these ballads.

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Cumbia
Cumbia

Hi im Jp and with my Partner Karina we will be going over basic steps to cumbia de vuelta, we go threw 3 basic steps, Basic step for cumbia, corners, and fou...

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Duranguense
Duranguense

Ava: So if Loretta's in a slow kind of groove, but you don't feel like doing that groove, that's totally fine because you're dancing by yourself. So whatever groove you want to do, you can do. Okay, so Loretta's going to demonstrate how you can dance by yourself on the dance floor. So, since you have the entire dance floor by yourself, you're ...

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Forró
Forró

How to Slow Dance. Three Methods: Prepare to Slow Dance Slow Dance Finish Strong Community Q&A. The "slow dance" is different than the typically upbeat sets enjoyed in the course of the average dance. It allows for a flirty or possibly romantic moment with your partner.

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Foxtrot
Foxtrot

The foxtrot is a smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. It is danced to big band (usually vocal) music. The dance is similar in its look to waltz, although the rhythm is in a 4 4 time signature instead of 3 4.

Hip-Hop Dance
Hip-Hop Dance

Hip hop dance remains to be one of the most popular, if not the most popular, dance styles today. Hip hop music enthusiasts also often are enthusiasts of hip hop dance, so it is not that difficult to see the connection.

Mambo & Salsa Dance
Mambo & Salsa Dance

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love By Oscar Hijuelos We love reading about the superstars of music.

The Classic Waltz
The Classic Waltz

There are dozens of DIY waltz videos online to warn you otherwise, from intricate, cross-footing Viennese style to slow, romantic ballroom mode to massed line-dance style where it’s good to keep as far from a partner as possible.

The Foxtrot
The Foxtrot

The slow foxtrot is a favorite among many ballroom dancers. Think about the smooth dancing of Fred and Ginger. Because of its smoothness, it is often referred to as the Rolls Royce of the standard dances.

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The Rumba
The Rumba

This makes rumba highly versatile and super fun to learn and dance! Rumba Steps. The basic rhythm in rumba is slow-quick-quick, with the first step taking 2 beats and the last two steps each taking one beat. It is done as a box step, just like waltz! However, that’s where the similarity ends.

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The Slow Dance (or Nightclub Two Step)
The Slow Dance (or Nightclub Two Step)

The Nightclub Two Step is a slow dance that is perfect for nightclub, party or wedding dancing. This dance style is typically danced to ballads and is often used to “spice up” the average slow dance.

The Sway
The Sway

Basic slow dancing is just survival dancing to slow music, plus some sensual styling like body contact. The next chapter will introduce you to some different ways to use single and double rhythm, including the simplest of all dances, a sway, which is one way to get through a slow dance if you don’t know what you’re doing (check out my Freebie Video web page for a demo).

The Swing
The Swing

Perhaps the most interesting choice today to learn slow dancing would be classes in “blues dancing,” which is what the Lindy Hop community calls a type of slow dancing that has roots in the swing era of the 1930s.

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Waltz
Waltz

Valse a Trois Temps" was the "earliest" waltz step, and the Rye Waltz was favoured as a couple dance. In contemporary ballroom dance, the fast versions of the waltz are called Viennese Waltz as opposed to the Slow waltz.