Ballroom dance and Latin dance

What is Ballroom dance?

Ballroom dance is a couples dance where couples move to the music using step-patterns and rhythms that match the character of a given song. There are two main types of ballroom dance. The first, referred to as the Smooth/Ballroom style of dance, are flowing dances that move around the entire dance floor in a counter-clockwise fashion. The couple is constantly moving on the dance floor, smoothly transitioning from pattern to pattern. Examples are Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango lessons, Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.

The second type of ballroom dance is called the Latin/Rhythm style of dance. These dances pretty much stay in one spot on the dance floor. They are energetic dances that reflect the syncopated rhythm of the music being danced to. Examples are Swing, Rumba/Bolero, Cha Cha, Salsa/Mambo, Merengue, Disco/Hustle, Samba and Paso Doble.

Who does Ballroom Dance?

Ballroom dancing toronto is a sport for people of all ages and backgrounds. It does not require any special skills or dance ability. By learning simple dance steps, and their associated timing, you can find yourself quickly out on the dance floor having fun while moving to the music. There are usually several Ballroom events in any given week in the Richmond metro area. The events are open to the public, so anyone can attend. Dance partners are not required. Mixing is encouraged at almost all events so single ladies and gentlemen still get plenty of time out on the dance floor.

Ballroom dance is an activity you can enjoy at any age. As seen in the recent movie “Mad Hot Ballroom”, grade school children enjoy learning and competing in ballroom. Also, the low impact nature of ballroom dance makes it suitable for some people even into their 80’s or 90’s. It is a skill that, once learned, can be used for your entire life. It is also a wonderful lifestyle addition to help keep you healthy and fit.

How is Ballroom Dance taught to a beginner?

Ballroom Dance toronto can be taught to a person or couple individually in a private dance lessons or with the person or couple participating in a group class with 10 to 20 other people. Ballroom dance classes toronto are less expensive and don’t require a dance partner. Private lessons are more expensive but you learn quicker and retain more. In a private lesson, the individual simply dances with the dance instructor while with a couple, the instructor observes the two of you dancing together.

Either way, the instructor explains the character of the dance and its music. Then the instructor teaches the appropriate dance frame (the body/arm position for each dance partner), the foot work and the timing (how to count the foot work) for one dance step. This is all practiced without music, first individually and then with a dance partner. Finally you and your dance partner practice the step to actual dance music. The instructor will slowly give you more and more steps, teaching the necessary lead/follow technique and monitoring your progress, until you are comfortable going out to ballroom events and dancing without instructor supervision.


Ballroom dancing for Kids in Toronto

Ballroom dance for kids styles have all the same programs as adults. The main difference here is the level of complexity of elements and movements. Doing ballroom dancing with initial groups, the child first learns to understand and distinguish different rhythm develops the ability to get in the rhythm of dance and to withstand it, as well as studying the basic position. At this level complex elements to anything. The transition in the older age group involved means the study of more complex movements, ligaments and transitions.

Most often the first dance in the ball direction is waltz – classic ballroom dance.

In the children’s ball groups are usually not taught Jive and quick-step, they begin to explore already in the middle age groups for adolescents.

Ballroom dance toronto is the harmonious development of the child both externally and internally.
They include two programs: the European programme (Slow waltz, tango, Quickstep, Viennese waltz, Foxtrot), the Latin American program (cha-Cha-cha, Drive, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble.
Dance training is an effective means not only physical, but also intellectual, moral, aesthetic education, create positive conditions to unleash the creative potential of the child.
Dancing for children develop and strengthen various muscle groups, cardiovascular and respiratory system of the child’s body, the dancers always wonderful posture, and they are perfectly fluent in their body.
Dances taught the child to feel your body, to use his plastic to Express their feelings and emotions. Lesson ballroom dancing as a form of physical activity have a positive effect on different mental processes, and the combination of physical exercise and creativity beneficial effect on the child’s personality. Moreover, the employment of sports ballroom dances include participating in various competitions. Our children regularly participate in national and international competitions in sports and ballroom dancing. All groups are competitive, and all take part in competitions.
The development of taste, creativity (because dancing is an art), social sustainability is only minimal benefits of dance, namely sports ball in front of other sports.
Your child will work with a team of professionals, additionally will develop:

  • Power quality
  • Endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Plasticity etc.



Dmitry and Kateryna welcome those who love to dance, those who wish to learn and anyone who shares their passion for dancing.
Silhouette Dance Studio is a place for anyone who loves to dance. Dance lessons and private lessons are available for all ages. We also offer competitive & recreational programs.


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