14 Facts About Ballroom dance


Ballroom dance is a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world, mostly because of its performance and entertainment aspects.

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Ballroom dance dancing is widely enjoyed on stage, film, and television.

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The definition of ballroom dance depends on the era: balls have featured popular dances of the day such as the Minuet, Quadrille, Polonaise, Polka, Mazurka, and others, which are now considered to be historical dances.

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The Ballroom dance was initially met with tremendous opposition due to the semblance of impropriety associated with the closed hold, though the stance gradually softened.

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Later, in the 1930s, the on-screen dance pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers influenced all forms of dance in the U S and elsewhere.

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Ballroom dance competitions are regulated by each country in its own way.

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Formation Ballroom dance is another style of competitive Ballroom dance recognized by the WDSF.

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The dance technique used for both International and American styles is similar, but International Ballroom allows only closed dance positions, whereas American Smooth allows closed, open and separated dance movements.

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Quickstep is an English Ballroom dance and was invented in the 1920s as a combination of faster tempo of foxtrot and the Charleston.

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The Ballroom dance is mostly performed only in competitions and rarely socially because of its many choreographic rules.

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The international version of Ballroom dance Samba has been based on an early version of Brazilian Samba called Maxixe, but has since developed away and differs strongly from Brazilian Ballroom dance Samba, which is called Samba de Gafieira.

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International Ballroom Samba is danced with a slight bounce which is created through the bending and straightening the knee.

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The Ballroom dance includes bending and straightening of the knee giving it a touch of Cuban motion.

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Jive is part of the swing Ballroom dance group and is a very lively variation of the jitterbug.

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