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Pattie Wells’ DanceTime is a world renowned dance resource website featuring articles on all dance styles, types and genres from around the world including all the categories for social dancing: club Latin dancing like salsa, bachata, International Latin & Standard, American style rhythm and smooth, classic ballroom dance, Afro-dance like kizomba, Brazilian samba, zouk plus Argentine tango, club dances like West Coast & East Coast swing dance, hustle and nightclub 2-step, country western dance styles like two step, waltz, swing, cha cha and more.

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brandon-stephanie-waltz-3-resize__577Ballroom came from the words “ballare” in Latin and Italian and then the word “room” which referred the hall where it is danced. The word “ballroom” came to refer to both the hall and the activity as in ballroom dancing

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123rf_latin_dance_perfomrance_red__blackLatin dancing refers to the dances that originated from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Latin America including the cha cha, rumba, mambo, samba, merengue, bachata, salsa, bolero and paso doble.

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brandon-yvonne-wcs-usopen-begSwing dancing often evokes pictures of people in vintage clothing and 1940’s jazz or 1950’s rock and roll music, but swing dancing also includes a wide variety of styles that have developed regionally over time. These include East Coast swing, Jitterbug, Collegiate Shag, Carolina Shag, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston, West Coast Swing, D.C. Hand Dancing and more.


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Country Western dances include the Country Western two-step, triple two-step, waltz, polka, West Coast swing, night club two step, schottische, East Coast swing, Cowboy cha cha and Latin cha cha.

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One of the most common questions we get from newcomers to dance is about what shoes to wear for dancing, dance lessons and dancing at their weddings, etc. In response to this, we have selected a variety of comfortable styles of dance shoes for men and women.

International Flashmob West Coast Swing 2016

International Flashmob West Coast Swing 2016 is an annual International dance event with created by Olivier & Virginie Massart in Lyon, France with countries, cities across the globe dancing a West Coast Swing routine.

Benji Schwimmer & Nicole Clonch at US Open Swing Dance Championships 2015

Benji Schwimmer & Nicole Clonch @ US Open Swing Dance Championships 2015, showcase champions dance video clip.

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