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Dances we teach at QuickSteps

Find out levels of difficulty, pro tips and interesting facts!

Salsa

Couple dancing Salsa.

Difficulty: 2/5

Pro tip: Start dancing to slow salsa first such as hip hop or reggae songs and once you're comfortable start speeding up.

Fact: Some believe the name salsa came around because salsa dancing is a mixture of different styles, just like salsa sauce.

Learn more: popular Salsa songs, video, Salsa in Adelaide

Tango

Couple dancing Tango.

Difficulty: 2/5

Pro tip: Learn ballroom tango before Argentine tango which is on the higher difficulty scale.

Fact: While we can benefit from all types of dances, it was proven that Argentine tango in particular makes people feel more relaxed, sexier and less depressed.

Learn more: popular Tango songs, video, Tango in Adelaide

Swing

Couple dancing Swing.

Difficulty: 4/5

Pro tip: Learn Rock N Roll first. Once you are comfortable with Rock N Roll and can dance it on auto pilot then you are ready to dive into swing!

Fact: It was created as an easy alternative to other dances in 1940s to get more people dancing at the parties.

Samba

Couple dancing Samba.

Difficulty: 5/5

Pro tip: Learn Waltz and Rumba to a high level and use things like salsa and rock n roll to get your fitness level up first

Fact: Although it is a Latin dance, it is very closely related to the modern waltz and sometimes it is even referred to as the Latin waltz.

Merengue

Couple dancing Merengue.

Difficulty: 1/5

Pro tip: Easy, fun, vibrant- dive right in! Keep your feet close to the grouns for styling and to increase hip movement

Fact: Controversally, some claim the dance originated from the slaves dragging one leg while walking chained one to another.

Quickstep

Couple dancing Quickstep.

Difficulty: 3/5

Pro tip: To make learning it easier, you can preface it with Foxtrot.

Fact: Developed in the 20s in New York it was dances mostly by Caribbean and African dancers.

Learn more: facts about Quickstep, video, other ballroom dances

Foxtrot

Couple dancing Foxtrot.

Difficulty: 2/5

Pro tip: Make your life easier by learning foxtrot before quickstep.

Fact: Although it had big rivals in the 40s - Tango, Waltz, Swing - it never lost popularity and it was the most famous fast dance.

Learn more: facts about Foxtrot, video, other ballroom dances

Bachata

Couple dancing Bachata.

Difficulty: 1/5

Pro tip: Spend time getting the basics right so your bachata has the right flavour

Fact: A lot of Western dancers copied moves from other dances and then dancing them in bachata timing resulting in new styles like Bachatango.

Viennese Waltz

Couple dancing Viennese Waltz.

Difficulty: 5/5

Pro tip: Make it easier to learn by mastering waltz first.

Fact: Born in the 18th century it is the oldest ballroom dance and original form of todays Waltz. At the beginning it was controversial due to its close body contact.

Learn more: facts about Viennese Waltz, video, other ballroom dances

Rock 'n Roll

Couple dancing Rock 'n Roll.

Difficulty: 1/5

Pro tip: Start with slow, easy rock n roll songs whilst you are developing your muscle memory, once the steps feel easy you can start to speed it up!

Fact: It was developed in the same period as Swing, but as a dance for a new type of music that was getting really popular - Rock 'n Roll.

Hustle

Couple dancing Hustle.

Difficulty: 4/5

Pro tip: The timing here can be a bit tricky so make sure you are well versed in dances such as rock n roll, swing and salsa before tackling Hustle

Fact: Originally a disco dance, hustle gained so much popularity that it became an international dance crazy in 1975.

Rumba

Couple dancing Rumba.

Difficulty: 1/5

Pro tip: Most teachers will start with rumba as it is versatile and easy to pick up. Bend and straighten your knees to create the perfect rumba hip movement.

Fact: In the 19th century, the word rumba was a synonym for party in Cuba. This also has a referance today because it suits so many different types of music.

Cha Cha

Couple dancing Cha Cha.

Difficulty: 4/5

Pro tip: Once you can dance rumba and salsa well ask your teacher to try cha cha. Take your time and be patient, it will come.

Fact: The dance was born in Havana when a composer América introduced his new songs with an unusual rhythm forcing the dancers to improvised a triple-step producing the sound cha-cha-cha.

Waltz

Couple dancing Waltz.

Difficulty: 1/5

Pro tip: Master waltz to make learning Viennese waltz easier.

Fact: The King of Dances! Also know as English and Slow Walzt. Despite slow music tempo, the faster pace of its advanced figures results in dynamic dancing.

Learn more: facts about Waltz, video, other ballroom dances