XpressIt Dance Center – Ballroom
Ballroom dance may refer, at its widest definition, to almost any type of partner dancing as recreation. However, with the emergence of dancesport in modern times, the term has become narrower in scope, and traditionally refers to the five International Standard and five International Latin style dances. The two styles, while differing in technique, rhythm and costumes, exemplify core elements of ballroom dancing such as control and cohesiveness. Developed in England the two styles are now regulated by the World Dance Council (WDC) and the world dancesport federation (WDSF). In the United States, two additional variations are popular: American Smooth and American Rhythm, which combine elements of both traditional Latin and Ballroom dances.
- What is Ballroom Attire? Dancers must come prepared for class in studio leotard, and ballroom dancing shoes. All dancers must have their hair secured back and away from their face. Studio leotards and ballroom shoes may be purchased from the front office or in the online store.
- Jewelry should never be worn to class and teacher may ask students to remove jewelry while taking class. Small earrings are acceptable. The studio will not be responsible if jewelry is lost while taking class.