Types of Dance Classes

Below are some examples of the different types of dance classes on offer, with a bit of an explanation to help you understand a bit more about what they are;

Ballroom Dancing is the name given to a set of dances that all involve you dancing with a partner. In the past it was the term given to social dancing done by wealthier folk, but these days the line between ballroom dancing and dancing done by the lower classes has become extremely blurred indeed. Although describing dancing that is done with a partner, due to modern day dancing this scope has become extremely narrow and now probably only refers to a dozen or so dances, including the popular Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha Cha and Bolero, many of these being South American due to the fact that South America is where ballroom dancing originates.

Although Aerobic Dancing is not really a type of dance, it does involve the movement of body to a rhythm. There is a preference to improving the bodies shape and fitness over the learning of any dance steps and normally the dancers follow the lead of the instructor. It is a brilliant way of getting the body into shape if you are thinking of taking on some sort of real dance classes.

Ballet is a form of performance dance that is usually carried out with an accompanying piece of classical music. Performers tend to be extremely small and light and will generally tell a story through their dancing, acting and miming skills along with the orchestra playing.

Other modern forms of dancing that you can attend dance classes for include break dancing, hip hop and jazz, all of which have their own particular style so your bound to find a form of dancing that you like and enjoy.