Ballroom Dance Styles: Which One Is Right for You?

A couple dancing in the kitchen

It doesn’t matter if you are aware of all the ballroom dance styles or not. Most of us have danced with our SO in the nightclub, at a wedding or even in the kitchen. Let’s take these impromptu dance sessions to the next level by signing up for lessons.

With so many options, selecting the right ballroom dance style can be confusing. 

 Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started: 

Classic Dance Styles for Beginners

Beginners with little or no experience can begin with Foxtrot (4/4 beat at a time) or Waltz (3/4 beat a time). They are slow-paced and have repetitive movements that you can quickly memorize. Plus, these classic ballroom dance styles are easy to master after a few ballroom dance lessons.

More importantly, they are the go-to option for wedding dance choreography. If you are planning to tie the knot soon, these lessons could prepare you for the big day.

Picking up the Pace with Cha-Cha-Cha or Rumba

Couples with more confidence on the dance floor can opt for a Cha-Cha. Like the Foxtrot, you will move to a 4/4 beat. The Cuban rhythms add a little excitement to this ballroom dance style.  All you need to do is learn five essential steps and the right hip movements to perfect your routine.

On the other hand, we have the Rumba, another romantic dance for couples. It’s slightly slower than the former but just as fun.  Once again, there’s a lot of hip action involved in the choreography. The rest of the dance follows a pattern similar to quick-quick-slow.

Many engaged couples choose these dance styles for their wedding dance choreography to spice things up on the dance floor.

It Takes Two to Tango

Tango can be a challenging routine to learn if you have recently started dancing. We advise beginners to brush up on their dancing skills first before they sign up for Tango lessons.

Despite the difficulty level, many couples are attracted to Tango. It’s because it’s more expressive and fiery than other dances. Choosing this dance format for your wedding dance choreography can be a bold move. It definitely brings in the drama to the quintessential wedding affair.

Wrapping Up

In the end, choose ballroom dance styles based on your dancing skills and confidence level. You should consider your partner’s needs and wants too. Avoid selecting a routine that could be too complicated for them.  Additionally, consider your personality and comfort level when you think about the physical display of affection in public. Once you have discussed these aspects, you will come to a reasonable conclusion. 

Have you made a decision? Schedule a ballroom dance lesson at our studio today.  Let’s dance!