Adult Beginner Social Dance Classes – Try a Free Class!
We welcome you all to our adult Ballroom Dancing classes!
DSS is excited to introduce its Adult Social Dancing Class for beginner-level dancers. No dance experience is needed, and no partner is either!
These classes will be held weekly on Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm.
If you are interested in taking part in our DSS Adult Ballroom Dancing Group Classes, please feel free to contact us at +1 800-815-3550 or email [email protected].
Most frequently asked questions about social dancing?
What is social dancing?
Social dancing is a non-competitive form of dancing, where socializing and having fun are the primary focus.
Ballroom Dancing is one of the primary types of social dancing among all ages. It includes both the International Latin and Standard, and American Smooth and Rhythm styles of dance which consist of dances such as the Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, East Coast Swing, Mambo, and Bolero. Club dances such as the Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and Hustle are a few more fun crowd favorites.
People enjoy social dancing while mingling in friendly environments with other fellow social dancers in an informal, relaxed, and enjoyable manner.
What are the styles of ballroom dances?
There are two styles of Ballroom Dancing – the International and American programs.
International consists of the Latin and Standard Ballroom styles. American consists of American Smooth and Rhythm.
International Latin is most danced worldwide both socially and on the competitive floor and consists of five dances – the Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive.
International Standard is also most danced worldwide and has five dances – the Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, and Quickstep.
American Smooth consists of four dances – the Slow Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, and the Viennese Waltz.
American Rhythm consists of five dances – the Cha-Cha-Cha, American Rumba, Swing, Bolero, and Mambo.
How is social ballroom dancing different than competitive ballroom dancing?
Social ballroom dancing is enjoyed in social environments such as dance parties at your local ballroom studios, weddings, nightclubs, or other informal gatherings. There is no rush to acquire a particular technique to enjoy this form of ballroom dancing. Social dancing is engaged in for recreation, health, socialization, and enjoyment.
On the other hand, competitive ballroom dancing puts much more emphasis on getting down proper technique in all aspects of footwork, body action, musicality, and overall performance of each characterized dance style. With competitive dancing, you practice achieving particular criteria to go out to competitions and compete for titles.
Can social ballroom dancing be competitive?
Social dancing is not competitive. However, you can always change from being a social dancer into being a competitive dancer at any point in time. There is no age constraint, and it is also available for beginner levels.
Is Ballroom Dancing still popular?
Ballroom dancing is viral in this day and age and is only gaining momentum. Ballroom Dancing will only keep trending year after year with shows such as Dancing with the Stars and being part of the World Games.
Is Ballroom Dancing right for me?
Absolutely everyone can enjoy ballroom dancing, and the reason is that ballroom dancing is so versatile. If you prefer slower dances, faster dancers, dances that go easier on the knees, or dances that challenge your physique, there is an option for you.
Partner or no partner, social dancing allows you to engage with others and enjoy that time of moving to the music.
On the other hand, if you prefer something more challenging, take that leap into trying out competitions in the near future. Then, who knows, a beautiful world you never knew existed could open up right before your eyes.