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  • The Ballroom dances that we offer at Julie's Dance Tuition consist of:

  • Tango

    The Tango is a very deliberate, aggressive dance. It has flashy head movements and quick turns. Tango is passionate, with dramatic poses. Its story is of a love affair that is sometimes amorous, sometimes angry, but always intense! The basic timing is slow-slow-quick-quick-slow, spelling out its name: T-A-N-G-O.

  • Quickstep

    The Quickstep evolved in the 1920s from a combination of the Foxtrot and the Charleston, as bands started to play music which was too quick to make large open leg movements which the Foxtrot required. The Quickstep is the fastest of the ballroom dances. It is known for lots of hops, skips, jumps, and fast footwork.

  • Foxtrot

    The Foxtrot is often thought of as the most difficult dance to do properly. It is characterised by very smooth long strides that make the couple appear as if they are floating on air. The long walking movements involve a subtle rise & fall action, accompanied by leg and body swing. Continuous foot passing actions, heel turns, weaves and fallaways are staple movements of the Foxtrot. The Foxtrot originated in 1914 in New York City by Harry Fox. It is one of the most versatile of all the ballroom dances as it can be danced to a wide variety of music with varying tempos.

  • Waltz

    The Waltz is a smooth progressive dance characterised by long, flowing movements, continuous turns, and rise & fall. Graceful and elegant, Waltz dancers glide around the floor almost effortlessly. At 28-30 beats per minute, the tempo is slow at best, but the expressive quality of the music often invites very powerful and dynamic movement from dancers. The Waltz originated in the suburbs of Vienna and the Alpine region of Austria. By the Seventeenth Century it was danced in the Ballrooms of the Hapsburg Court in Germany. Today it is a popular dance at weddings and other social events.

  • The Latin American dances that we offer at Julie's Dance Tuition are:

  • Cha Cha

    Cha Cha is a rhythmical Latin dance which originated in the 1940's as a modified form of Mambo. It's fun, energetic, sexy and flirtatious, easily distinguished from other dances by its addictive "Step, Step, Cha Cha Cha" rhythm.

  • Rumba

    The Rumba originates from Cuba as a typical dance of a hot climate. It has become the classic of all the Latin American dances. In its present form many of the basic figures of the dance retain the age-old story of woman's attempt to dominate man by the use of her feminine charm. In a well choreographed dance there will always be an element of "tease and run"; the man being lured and then rejected.

  • Jive

    The Jive is a dance style that originated in American in the early 1940's. It is a lively and uninhibited variation of the Jitterbug. The Jive is a very fast, energy-consuming dance. It is the last dance danced at the competitions, and dancers have to show that having dance four dances they are not tired yet and still ready to go hard at it

  • Samba

    The Samba originates from Brazil where it is a national dance. Many versions of the Samba are danced at the famous carnival in Rio de Janeiro. To achieve the true character of the Samba the dancer must give it a flirtatious and exuberant interpretation. The Samba a very bouncy and fast moving dance, and is often danced in a hold position.

  • Paso Doble

    The Paso Doble is a very lively Spanish style of dance. Paso doble means "two step" in Spanish. This dance is based on music played at bullfights during the bullfighters' entrance or during the passes just before the kill. The leader of this dance plays the part of the matador and the follower plays the part of the matador's cape.