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Express your emotions, creativity and unique taste with a dance style tailored to your personality. If you think you can dance, you probably can! Say goodbye to your two left feet as you glide across the ballroom floor with moves that capture the essence of who you truly are. It’s great to know what each dance entails, and how they differ before starting. Here’s a look at several of our exciting styles you could choose from.

Rumba

This Latin American dance style comprises lots of hip and leg movement, which makes it one of our most sensual sequences. Choose if you can interpret music easily, and have a strong sense of physical control.

This dance style comprises an elementary rhythm that is slow-quick-quick. The first step utilizes two beats, with the last two steps using just one. These are executed as a box step. There’s a lot of Cuban flavor here.

Cha-Cha

This contains vibrant sequences, rhythm changes and straccato movements. Once you are proficient, you should dance with flair and zest.

The fundamental pattern is the close, side or chasse basic. Take a rock step forward with the left leg and chasse to your left. Then take a rock step backward with your right leg, a chasse to the right, and repeat.

Jive

The epitome of fun, it’s light-hearted, packed with expression, and requires precision footwork and technique.

This style comprises an array of bouncy steps, with emphasis towards the end of each count.To start, place your feet together, hop on your right leg, raise your left knee, then step back on one.

Waltz

Gracefully dance this one to romantic tunes, as you sway, rise and fall in perfect unison with your partner. This international ballroom style will teach you how to master balance and control. The sequence resembles a box, and it has a three-beat count.

Foxtrot

This slow polished classic dance sequence comprises lots of movement. Even with our bronze level program, you’ll notice how your foot control, legs, ankles and knees strengthen for the perfect flight. Music here has a 4/4 timing.

Tango

This captures the emotion, intimacy and strength between dancers. It’s a vibrant, challenging style with staccato sequences and an eight-count basic. This tango basic comprises two slow walks and a tango close.

Viennese Waltz

This exhilarating and enchanting classic from Vienna has pure restricted sequences. It can become demanding, as it requires perfection and grace. It contains two alternating sets of three steps, in succession.

Quickstep

This upbeat light-hearted dance is a favorite with seasoned dancers. Agility and elegance is key here, and the basic step is a zig zag one. Try to dance this one to music a bit faster than the foxtrot. It you’re a novice, call us to book your sample lesson.

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Arthur Murray Dance Centers Arthur Murray Minneapolis,
5041 France Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55410
| Phone: 612-920-1900612-920-1900
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