Specialized Ballroom Dance Class
Available in all 3 locations: Rockville and Silver Spring, MD and Fairfax, VA
The term “ballroom dancing” is a generic term. It refers to a group of dances that are used when out dancing socially. Perhaps during the big band era, a few dances were danced to the big bands in big ballrooms, and that is what gave birth to the term ballroom dancing. This may also be why, sometimes, some people think of ballroom dancing as for an older age group, or they relate ballroom dancing to being “old”. However, “ballroom dancing” is a term covering many dances, some dating back to the 1700’s (such as Waltz), and some more modern (such as Mambo and Salsa).
All of the dances that fit into the category of ballroom dancing include: Fox Trot, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing, Tango, Merengue, Samba, Mambo, Hand Dancing, Polka, Rumba Bolero, Paso Doble, Viennese Waltz, and Salsa. The only genre of social dancing that is not grouped with the other ballroom dances would be Freestyle Disco or Touch Disco, only because of how these styles of dances came about.
We at Now & Then Dance Studios specialize and teach the ballroom dances and Disco dancing at all three of our locations. Ballroom dance class Silver Spring, MD. Ballroom dance class Rockville, MD. Ballroom dance class Fairfax, VA. The only ballroom dance that we don’t teach is the Quickstep, because it is an International Style of ballroom dance, and we specialize in the American style of dances.
Anyone can stand in the middle of a dance floor and move their bodies in the name of dance. It’s that seamless harmony of posture, discipline, balance and stillness that creates an exquisite companion to evocative, graceful music. At the end of the day, you know a dancer when you see one, and he or she will be noticeable by virtue of his or her practice and self-awareness.
Whether you’re getting married, going to Prom, attending a formal dinner or going to a 40s theme party, mastering the art of ballroom dance is a timeless endeavor. Hone your skills now by enrolling in professional classes at Now and Then Dance Studios in Silver Spring, MD.