Dance Studio

By: Arthur Murray S.A  05-06-2013
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Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Samba, Cha-Cha, Mambo. In fact we teach all dances necessary for modern day dancing.

Listed below are some of those enduring dances that help make social dancing forever popular. See below to learn exciting facts of these exciting dance styles!

  • Cha-Cha
  • An offshoot of the Mambo, the Cha Cha (originally the cha-cha-cha) evolved out of popular movement in slow-tempo Mambo called the Triple Mambo. By 1954 it had evolved into a dance all its own. It’s a must style to know, the all time favourite Latin dance.

  • Fox Trot
  • Created in 1912 by Harry Fox, the Fox Trot was the first dance that permitted people to hold each other closer than arm’s length. If you think the term “dirty dancing” was a product of the 80's, think again. The Fox Trot was the first to be tagged “indecent behaviour”. Today it’s still the most popular of all social dances. Some people refer to the Fox Trot as the “Slow Dance” or the “Two-Step”, or a “Conversational Dance” because of its closeness and conversation ability at the same time. The Fox Trot is good for developing “smoothness” and “ease of movement”.

  • Mambo
  • Introduced by band leader Angelo Samaras in 1944, the Mambo – a merger of Swing and Rumba – didn’t really catch on until the 1950's and it remains very popular today.

  • Rumba
  • The Rumba is an ever increasingly popular romantic Latin dance dating back some 400 years ago, and is better known as the Latin get acquainted dance or the dance with the wiggle. The Rumba sometimes substitutes for those in-between tempos and features a subtle or relaxed (lateral) hip motion and Latin styling. Rumba hip movements are used in most of the popular Latin dances as well as the free-style of disco and nightclub dancing.

  • Salsa
  • A peppery version of the Mambo laced with steps from other Latin dances. The Salsa is performed to a fiery, faster tempo. Some call it a form of Latinised Rock and Roll. It’s high-energy and all fun.

  • Samba
  • A street Festival dance that originated in Brazil, the Samba was introduced to the United States in the late 1920′s in a Broadway play called “Street Carnival.”

  • Swing
  • First known as the Lundy (in honour of Charles Lindberg and his historic hop across the Atlantic), this perennially popular dance emerged in the late 1920′s. lt combined steps from the Black

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