Minneapolis Dance Studio MPLS Dance Lessons

Ballroom Dance

Thursday 7 - 8 pm

Instructor: Rebecca Abas

Ballroom dance is a style of partner dance, enjoyed both socially and competitively. Since its inception, ballroom dancing has been in continual use as a social art form.

Two main types of ballroom dancing exist: competitive and social ballroom dancing. Social ballroom dancing, with its emphasis on having fun and socializing, is enjoyed widely as a good source of exercise or in special events like wedding.

  • Waltz - With its closed position, Waltz has become the example for the creation of many other ballroom dances. New types of waltz have developed, including Argentine Tango Vals. In contemporary ballroom dance, the fast versions of the waltz are called Viennese Waltz.
  • Foxtrot - Step into any jazz club on a Friday night, and you’re bound to hear a Foxtrot. It’s America’s favorite dance! Foxtrot has become a dance of social elegance, characterized by smooth, graceful and gliding movements and enjoyed by people of all ages. If you can walk, you can dance the Foxtrot!
  • Quickstep - Similar to Foxtrot, Quickstep is an international style ballroom dance that follows a 2/4 or 4/4 time beat. This dance is characterized by its dynamic and lively movements on the dance floor, including hops, runs, quick steps and rotations.