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Modern Ballroom

Modern Ballroom dancing comprises of five dances.

The five different dances have diverse origins and are danced to music of different tempos and have their own characteristic technique, however the common factor is that they are all danced by a couple in closed hold.

In the closed hold dances, the couples are required to maintain five areas of contact with each other, with the man’s left hand holding the woman’s right hand, the woman’s left elbow resting on the man’s right elbow, the woman’s left hand on the right upper arm of the man, the man’s right hand on the woman’s shoulder, and the right parts of their chests touching. The dances travel round the ballroom in an anti-clockwise direction.

Dances in this style include:

  • Modern Waltz
  • Tango
  • Slow Foxtrot
  • Quickstep
  • Viennese Waltz
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