You will also hear these dances called the ‘Smooth’ dances. These dances move around the dance floor in a counter-clockwise fashion. These ballroom dances are elegant, beautiful, and dramatic, each with its characteristic style.

Ballroom dancing was originally designed for partner dancing in ballrooms. Progressive or travelling ballroom dances are characterized by long strides that result in the partners quickly traversing the dance floor. Correct posture and frame are very important in ballroom dancing.

                The combination of large steps, separation of the partners’ upper body, and a frame that requires the  shoulders and upper arms to stay in one     line, result in the need for a large dance floor.

Ballroom dance include waltz, swing, tango and salsa.