Dances We Teach

Types of Social Dance

Ballroom Lessons Etobicoke

Our Etobicoke Ballroom dance lessons include a wide array of social and competitive dance styles. Ballroom dancing in Etobicoke, Toronto has experienced a surge in popularity recently, thanks to popular television shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance.

Ballroom dance lessons” can refer to almost any type of social dance lessons as recreation. However, with the emergence of competitive dancesport in modern times, the term has become slightly narrower. It usually refers to the International Standard and International Latin style dances. At Arthur Murray Dance Studios, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive range of the most popular Latin dance classes and ballroom dance lessons in Etobicoke.

Listed below are some of those enduring ballroom and Latin dances that help make social dancing forever popular in Etobicoke. See below to learn interesting facts about these exciting styles of Latin and ballroom dancing!

Samba

samba dance lessons in EtobicokeMany of our existing students enjoy samba Latin ballroom dance lessons at our dance studio. This Brazilian dance. . .

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Hustle

hustle dance lessons in etobicokeHustle ballroom dance lessons just might give you Saturday Night Fever! The Hustle is a name for several disco dances. . .

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Cha Cha’s

cha cha dance lessons in etobicokeAt our Cha Cha Latin ballroom dance lessons, you’ll learn an interpretive social dancing born of the fusion of progressive American and Latin music. . .

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Rumba

rumba dance lessons in etobicokeThe Rumba Latin ballroom dance is a popular Cuban ballroom dance that was born for the amusement on the farms. . .

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Waltz

waltz dance lessons in etobicokeThe real origin of the Waltz ballroom dance is rather obscure, but a dance of turns and glides, leaping and stomping. . .

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Tango

tango lessons in etobicokeThere are essentially three types of Tango Latin ballroom dance lessons — Argentine, American and International Style. . .

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Foxtrot

foxtrot dance lessons in etobicokeThe Foxtrot is a standard ballroom dance the world over and serves as a good foundation for social dances. . .

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Swing

swing dance lessons in etobicokeAn ever popular blend of several African American dances, which include Lindy and Ragtime Jazz. . .

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Jive

jive dance lessons in etobicokeJive ballroom dance lessons are characterized by uptempo single time music danced with triple steps. . .

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Viennese Waltz

viennese waltz dance lessons in etobicokeThe Viennese Waltz is a rotary ballroom dance. . .

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Merengue

merengue dance lessons in etobicokeMerengue was made the official music and dance of the Dominican Republic by Rafael Trujillo. . .

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Mambo

mambo dance lessons in etobicokeThe fusion of Swing and Cuban music produced this fascinating rhythm and in turn created a new sensational dance. . .

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Salsa

salsa lessons in etobicoke“Salsa” is a favored name for a type of Latin music which, for the most part, has its roots in Cuban culture and is enhanced by jazz textures. . .

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Bolero

bolero dance lessons in etobicokeThe Bolero Latin ballroom dance, originally a Spanish dance in 3/4 time, was changed in Cuba initially into 2/4 time. . .

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Paso Doble

paso doble dance lessons in etobicokeThe Paso Doble, which actually originated in southern France, tells the story of the Spanish Bullfight with the man as the matador. . .

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Quickstep

quickstep lessons in etobicokeThe Quickstep evolved in the 1920’s from a combination of the Foxtrot, Charleston, Shag, Peabody and One Step. It was standardized by the English in 1927. . .

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Lindy Hop

lindy hop dance lessons in etobicokeOriginally named by Ray Bolger, after Colonel Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic, this Swing style had as much “getting into the air” as possible. . .

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West Coast Swing

west coast swing classes in etobicokeIn the 1940’s with the wild abandonment of the Jitterbug being banned from dance halls due to too many injuries. . .

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Bachata

bachata dance lessons in etobicokeThe Bachata originated in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. The dance is a direct reflection of the music played in the night clubs during the 1960’s. . .

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Argentine Tango

argentine tango classes in etobicokeThe Argentine Tango has a rich history from the lives and music of Buenos Aires. As immigrants from Europe and Africa came to Buenos Aires in the 1880’s. . .

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