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WALTZ

The Waltz is an elegant dance developed in Germany. It is considered to be the basis of most present day ballroom dances. Danced in 3/4 timing.

FOXTROT

Developed in the United States in the 1920s, the Foxtrot is characterized by long, smooth, continuous movements.

VIENNESE WALTZ

The Viennese Waltz, different from the Waltz, is the oldest of the ballroom dances. It emerged in the late 18th century in Germany. Danced in a fast 3/4 timing.

QUICK STEP

A fast version of the Foxtrot, the Quickstep is a light-hearted and fast dance with quick, strong and rhythmic movements.

TANGO

The Tango, originated in the 1880s in Argentina, is an intimate and romantic dance that originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Country & Line Dances

RUMBA

The Rumba is the most romantic of the Latin dances. Characterized by it's slow sway hip movements.

CHA-CHA

The Cha-cha is an energetic dance of Cuban origin. It is danced to lively music with a steady beat.

SAMBA

Brought to Brazil by African people, the Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance.

JIVE

The Jive originated in the United States in the 1930s. It is a dynamic and uninhibited variation of the Swing dance.

PASO DOBLE

Originated in France, the Paso Doble is a theatrical dance that imitates the Spanish bullfight. The man is the matador and the lady is his cape.

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Latin, Ballroom and Social Dance Lessons

Ballroom Dances

SWING

Originated in Harlem, New York, the Swing was developed to dance to the jazz music of the 1920s.

SALSA

Salsa is a popular social dance that originated in New York City with strong influences from Puerto Rico and Cuba. Salsa is all about having fun; it is not constrained by many rules.

BACHATA

Bachata dance originated in the Dominican Republic and is based a three-step pattern with some hip motion.

MERENGUE

The Merengue is the national dance of the Dominican Republic, and to some extent, of Haiti as well. The character of the dance is light with short, precise rhythms.

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Dance decreases stress levels, improves your physical and mental well being and is much more fun than going to the gym. So doesn't it make sense to make some time for it?

Did you know how to play tennis the first time you walked onto a court? Get out of your comfort zone, learn something new. At Midtown Ballroom no experince is necessary and no partner is required.

​​NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. NO PARTNER REQUIRED.

Latin Dances

Social Dances

Midtown Ballroom Dance Lessons Charlotte NC

Many of our classes are beginner level and no experience is necessary. Our dance classes are casual and relaxed where people come to have fun, unwind and get some exercise. We can help you stop stepping on her feet!

No partner is required, we will match you up with either an instructor or another student. Come alone and meet new people in a fun and friendly environment.

TWO-STEP

The Two-Step is a country/western partner dance consisting of a leader and a follower that proceed counterclockwise around the floor.

SHAG

The Shag is a style of swing dancing that started in Myrtle Beach in the 1940s. Local teens invented the dance that is most suited to beach music.

WEST COAST SWING

A version of the Swing, The West Coast Swing dance style was born in the 1930s with many of the other forms of Swing, such as the Lindy Hop and the Jitterbug.

LINE DANCES

Line dances have a set sequence of repeated steps in which a group of people dance in rows, usually facing in the same direction.

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