This is a really fun partner dance. It is the easiest of all the swing dances to pick up and great if you have never partner danced before. Jive was the simplified version of the earlier Lindyhop that is perfect for Rock'n'Roll dance nights.
From Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires, the Argentine tango is an interpretive and spontaneous partner dance which is based on variations of walking, turning and pausing with adornments.
Whilst there is a basic structure and certain rules to follow, there is no pre-ordained sequence and no verbal signals meaning the leader and follower must be totally in harmony with one another and the music.
Due to the unpredictable nature of the dance, the follower can never truly predict how their partner will interpret the music, or construct a dance or embellish it, thus allowing the dancers to develop a deep connection between themselves and the environment in which they are dancing.
Flowing dances that move around the dance floor in a counter-clockwise direction, the ballroom dance repertoire includes Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Social Foxtrot, Quickstep and Viennese Waltz. Popular as a hobby for any age ballroom dancing opens up a world of grace and elegance.
One of the first of the swing dances, Charleston, started in the 1920s and can be danced as either a solo or partner dance. It is very easy to learn and lots of fun; Charleston is perfect for gangster and flapper themed parties.
Wedding dance tuition allows you to enter the reception hall feeling confident and excited about your first dance. Nervousness is common when you are about to take to the floor however, it has more to do with doing something you are not familiar with than anything else, therefore some tuition beforehand will make the experience a pleasurable one.
The 1950s and early 1960s was a great time for fun dances that were very easy to pick up. Dances like the Twist, the Bunny Hop, the Roach, the Bird, the Bug and the Chalypso can be learnt in less than 5 minutes and are great ice breakers at vintage themed parties.