Category Archive for "History of Ballroom Dances"

Bachata, Salsa, Cha Cha, Oh My! What’s the Difference? Which Should You Try?

If you thought of two negative factors affecting every person, they would be either stress or depression. In many cases, people suffer from both. What if there was an activity to help relieve the symptoms of both? What if that didn’t involve laying on a couch or taking pills?...

Waltz dance lessons in Evanston – History of Waltz

The waltz is a beautiful dance that is rich in history. It is characterized by elegant “rise and fall” technique, romantic turns and swinging body actions. The origin of the word waltz comes from the German word walzen which means to turn, roll or glide, which concisely captures the...

Ballroom dance lessons in Lake Forest – History of Tango

Sexy. Elegant. Passionate.  The only word that should come to mind when reading these three words is tango.  It’s very possible you may be imagining these dramatic, yet iconic tango moments from these films: Scent of a Woman, Evita, and True Lies.  Tango is one of the most recognizable...

Foxtrot Dance Lessons in Winnetka – History of Foxtrot

Popularly used during wedding dances, dancing events and other social events, foxtrot is regarded as the Rolls Royce among the standard dances. Smooth and elegant, foxtrot has been the favorite choice of many ballroom dancers. Just think about the iconic dance partners Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers as they...

International and American Style of Ballroom Dance Overview

International and American Style of Ballroom Dances Overview. Ballroom dancing is enjoyed in both social and competitive environments all around the world. Since the beginning of the entertainment industry, ballroom dancing has been featured in many plays, films and television shows and is a set of dances perform

History of East Coast Swing – Swing Dance Lessons at LSDA

East Coast Swing is a type of Rhythm Dance that has a long history and it is also one the best swing dances. You can see many other flavors of east coast swing dance and it has many names too, including: Jive, Jitterburg, Lindy Hop, Shag, Charleston.  East Coast...