About Ballroom and Latin Dancing
Ballroom dance lessons for adults and kids in Everett!
You might have watched Dancing With the Stars and have been moved by the beautiful glamorous dresses and handsome gentlemen leading their ladies across the dance floor. You have finally decided to learn. We would like to welcome you to our family at First Class Ballroom where we are confident you will fall in love with dancing. We teach kids dance lessons and adult dance lessons.
If you’ve never danced or you’re an experienced dancer or getting ready for your wedding dance, you will appreciate the highest standard and quality teaching that we offer both with private lessons and group lessons in a fun and encouraging setting.
Go ahead, join us today!
Ballroom dancing at First Class Ballroom in Everett on our 2200 square foot dance floor is fantastic. It is designed with your safety and comfort in mind. The floor floats on thousands of cushioned pads that gives you just the right amount of spring for many hours of safe dancing.
And when you need to relax we have comfortable lounge and break areas just for you. So kick those shoes off, grab some tea and connect to our Wi-Fi while you take a break.
Location: Conveniently off Evergreen Way and 50th St SE - Just south of QFC / Claremont Village.
1216 50th Street SE, Everett, Washington, 98203 USA
Our instructors are highly qualified and experienced world class instructors who are educated and trained in dance. Many actively compete and train around the world.
Some Ballroom facts
Ballroom dance is a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. Because of its performance and entertainment aspects, ballroom dance is also widely enjoyed on stage, film, and television.
Ballroom dance may refer, at its widest, to almost any type of social dancing as recreation. However, with the emergence of DanceSport in modern times, the term has become narrower in scope. It usually refers to the International Standard and International Latin style dances (see dance categories below). These styles were developed in England, and are now regulated by the World Dance Council (WDC). In the United States, two additional variations are popular: American Smooth and American Rhythm.
There are also a number of historical dances, and local or national dances, which may be danced in ballrooms or salons. Sequence dancing, in pairs or other formations, is still a popular style of ballroom dance.
"Ballroom dance" refers most often to the ten dances of International Ballroom (or Standard) and International Latin, though the term is also often used interchangeably with the five International Ballroom dances.
In the United States and Canada, the American Style (American Smooth and American Rhythm) also exists. 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. In addition, different sets of dance figures are usually taught for the two styles. International Latin and American Rhythm have different styling, and have different dance figures in their respective syllabus.
The different styles of “Ballroom”
International Standard: Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, and Quickstep.
International Latin: Samba, Cha-cha-cha, Rumba, Pasodoble and Jive.
American Smooth: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz.
American Rhythm: Cha Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, and Mambo.
Others dances sometimes placed under the umbrella "ballroom dance" include Nightclub dances such as Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, Nightclub Two Step, Hustle, Salsa, and Meringue.
The categorization of dances as "ballroom dances" has always been fluid, with new dances or folk dances being added to or removed from the ballroom repertoire from time to time, so no list of subcategories or dances is any more than a description of current practices.
Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballroom_dance
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