Dances

We teach slow and fast dances:

Slow or andante dances include: Waltz, NightClub, and West Coast Swing.

  • West Coast Swing
    West Coast Swing is a smooth, stationary dance with slotted patterns and rhythm accents, emphasizing back-beat.
    Basic West Coast Swing timings are 1 2 3&4 5&6 and 1 2 3&4 5 6 7&8.
    Usually danced from 102-114 BPM.
  • Waltz
    Waltz is a progressive dance that uses patterns that move diagonally and are performed with Rise & Fall accentuated with Swing & Sway emphasizing hover.
    Basic Waltz timing is 1 2 3 4 5 6.
    Usually danced from 76-98 BPM.
  • NightClub
    Nightclub is a stationary dance with linear and geometric patterns performed with draping sway and counter sway, shaping actions, emphasizing developed slows.
    Nightclub timing is 1 2&3 4&5 6&7 8& .
    Usually danced from 54-64 BPM.

Fast or allegro dances include: Two Step, Cha Cha, and East Coast Swing.

  • Two Step
    Two Step is a smooth, progressive dance with weaved patterns and rhythm accents that separate the quicks and slows, emphasizing slows.
    Basic Two Step timings are 1 2 3 4 5 6 ; 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ; and 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8.
    Usually danced from 168-200 BPM.
  • Cha Cha
    Cha Cha is a stationary dance with intersecting patterns performed with Cuban motion, emphasizing the first beat of each measure.
    Basic Cha Cha timing is 1 2 3 4&5 6 7 8&.
    Usually danced from 96-118 BPM.
  • East Coast Swing
    East Coast Swing is a stationary dance that uses rotary patterns and is performed with semi-cuban, emphasizing downward compression.Basic East Coast Swing timings are: 1&2 3&4 5 6 and 1&2 3 4 5&6 7 8.
    Usually danced from 124-142 BPM.