Dancing is a popular activity and a great way to make new friends. It is also a great way to get in touch with your emotions and feelings.
There are many different types of dance and it is important to choose a style that you enjoy dancing in. If you are new to dancing then it is a good idea to begin by learning the basic steps and styles before you start to improve your skills.
Jazz – A High Energy Dance
This dance is one of the most popular and most taught dances in the world and it combines ballet, modern, tap, hip-hop and African dance. It is most commonly accompanied by upbeat music and dramatic themes.
Lyrical – A Dynamic but Subtle Dance
This style of dance is inspired by ballet and jazz but is more subtle. It is a dance that focuses on expressing feelings through movement and often includes songs with deeper meaning such as grief, longing, love and despair.
Cha-Cha – A Dance That Adapted to Cuba
This is another famous dance that adapted to Cuba and became very popular in the 1950s. It combines the Mambo tempo with extra beats to create a dance that has a weight forward posture and strong hip movements.
Twist – A Dance That Is Easy to Learn and Fun for Everyone
This is a dance that was originally a solo craze in America but soon hit the UK. It was a great solo dance and no holds were needed but instead the dancer twists their body to the music.