'Dancesport' is a term used to describe competitive Ballroom and Latin American Dancing. There are five dances in both disciplines. By the end of the year, you should have some experience in all ten dances. Both styles of dance are partner dances which are enjoyed by many both socially and competitively. These dances are often featured in popular media such as on the stage in Burn the Floor, in the film Strictly Ballroom and on the popular television show Strictly Come Dancing.
The ballroom section of a competition consists of five core dances - Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz and Quickstep. All dances move around the room in an anti-clockwise direction and are characterised by the close ballroom hold.
Latin American dances are very different to Ballroom styles, with a more fun feeling. Originating from Latin America, the five core dances in competitive Latin are the Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive.