Ballroom dancing is any social dancing you do
with a partner. Most
people think of traditional ballroom dances such as Foxtrot, Waltz
or Tango, but ballroom dancing also includes rhythm or Latin dances
like Cha Cha, East Coast Swing and Salsa. Competitive Ballroom
Dancing is referred to as Dance Sport.
Where would I use Ballroom Dancing?
Anywhere there is music and dancing!!
Ballroom dancing is appropriate
for many gatherings including: weddings, corporate parties, or even
a night out on the town. There are also many organizations that plan
events specifically for ballroom dancers. If you are interested in
finding out more about these organizations, we will be happy to help
What type of music do you dance to?
Ballroom music incorporates timeless classics
as well as current
popular artists. Part of any dancerís training should be music
identification. If you choose to sit out a song, it is because of
exhaustion, not because you donít know what dance to do.
How long does it take to become a good dancer?
This is a difficult question to answer.
The term ďgood dancerĒ is
relative to each personís goals. The most important thing to
understand when developing as a dancer is to be patient and allow
yourself time to absorb the material, both physically and mentally.
No matter what level of dancing you wish to achieve, it will take time
and effort to realize your goals.
Do I need a partner?
No. If you take lessons as a single lady
or gentleman you will be
paired with an instructor of the opposite gender. Our teachers are
trained in both the ladyís and gentlemanís roles and can instruct and
What do I wear?
We always ask that you wear something
comfortable and non-restrictive.
The most important aspect of your apparel is your shoes. There are
shoes made specifically for ballroom dancing but we do not recommend
buying them at first. Gentlemen should wear a dress shoe with a leather
bottom. Ladies should wear a low heel or flat with a back. Wear a
shoe in which you would be comfortable and on-balance when walking.
Please make sure your shoes do not have a heavy rubber sole. This
will prevent movement over the floor.
Riverfront Ballroom and Latin Dance Center
137 Portage Trail Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221