Ballroom Dances We Teach

Read about the many ballroom dance styles we instruct at our dance studio. Learn to tango, bolero, mambo, salsa, waltz, samba, rumba, foxtrot, barre & more ballroom dances at our dance studio in Leesburg Florida. Try a new experience. As always, the our introductory dance lesson is always free! Call to schedule your dance lesson TODAY.

We teach ballet lessons and the more advanced ballet vaganova method to children, teens and adults. Our ballet lessons fuse classical dance elements with entire body movement to improve technical form and foundational techniques. Learn about our ballet vaganova teaching
Ballet Vaganova Dance Lessons
Flamenco is a revolutionary fusion of dance, art, exercise and folklore. The dance phenomena has drawn influences from various cultures. Experience the fun explosion of music expressed in the emotion and artistry of this dance form. Learn more about Flamenco!
Flamenco dancing lessons
The Merengue was considered too scandalous when it was introduced to the United States in 1941. Its point of origin is uncertain; both Haiti and the Dominican Republic claim it, and the dance contains elements of both cultures. The exciting rhythms of the Merengue inspire dancers all over the world to move to its intoxicating Latin dance beat.
Master the merengue dance movements
Samba also known as the South American Waltz sparkles with happy and bubbly rhythms that develop spontaneously. The national dance of Brazil became the rage of Brazilian society in the 1930s, but began as an exhibition dance in Paris in 1905. Movie star and singer Carmen Miranda is credited with making the dance popular in the U.S. in the early 1940s.
The samba is extremely popular today because it can easily adapt to different tempos. Not in Brazil? We can help you learn to dance your very best samba routine in Florida!
Learn to samba dance
The Paso Doble or 'double step' in Spanish is a type of militant march often depicting the sound, movement and rhythm of a bull fight. It's lively music accompanies the dramatic dance poses of the matador leading the scene in forward motion to captivate and defeat his prey, the bull.
Learn to paso doble
Learn to Barre every Saturday at 11am. You’ll experience fitness workouts in a dance class atmosphere. Some of our barre fitness benefits include better focus and concentration, improved posture, cellulite reduction, and weightloss. Read more about our Barre Fitness group class!
Saturday Barre Fitness Leesburg Florida
The Foxtrot is the foundation for your ballroom dancing and, therefore, is often called the 'get-acquainted' or 'first impression' ballroom dance. In 1913, Harry Fox, a vaudeville comedian, introduced a trot to a ragtime song in the 1913 Ziegfeld Follies that pushed other trots into the background. It became America's most popular dance and remains to this day as the standard of social dances.
Learn to foxtrot dance
The quickstep is a popular ballroom dance that originated in the Charleston and the foxtrot crazes of the 1920s. Faster than the foxtrot, it's a relatively easy dance to learn but challenging to master, particularly as you progress through the fundamentals.
The quickstep requires a lot of energy and the ability to dance lightly and gracefully on your feet. The best quickstep dancers often appear as if their feet barely touch the ground.
Quickstep lessons
Swing dancing brings forth a buoyant personality and the sprightliness of the dance becomes contagious. Whether you're Jump-Jiving' or doing the Dirty Boogie, swing dancing is a wild dance craze. It is energetic, alive, and a lot of fun. These dances, popular in the first half of the last century, have become 'all the rage' again.
We can teach you to swing in the new millennium in no time.
Swing Dancing
The West Coast Swing has roots in the Lindy Hop. Characterized by syncopated steps and various musical styles, this partner dance is a lot of fun and encourages improvisation. Dance to funk, rock n' roll or disco music!

The West Coast Swing became the official dance of California in the late '80s.
Swing Dancing Lessons
Imported from Spain, the Bolero has a moderately slow tempo with sensuous rhythm. It is sometimes called the rumba bolero because it is typically danced to the slowest rumba beat. It can be performed by couples or danced solo. Attend our upcoming Leesburg party events and boast your dancing knowledge of the bolero.
Bolero dancing
The Hustle gives us the fusion of Swing and Disco. The Hustle marked a return to dances where couples danced together touching each other. In the early 1970s, Saturday Night Fever made disco dancing, and the Hustle in particular, extremely popular on the floors of New York. The Hustle is still exciting today, and is danced to modern 'Disco' musical blends based on Rhythm and Blues.
Hustle Dancing
The Rumba sharpens your sense of rhythm, timing, and muscular control. Rumba was the beginning of Cuban and Latin American dance crazes. Danced to music inspired by African rhythms and Spanish melodies, the Americanized Rumba was the basis for Latin dancing, including the Mambo and Cha Cha in the United States.
For romantic social ballroom dancing, the Rumba is the dance to know!
Rumba Dance
The Argentine Tango is defined by the close embrace of the dance partners. It's also much more varied in musical styling and more improvisational in footwork than the traditional ballroom tango.
Tango dancing lessons
Rudolph Valentino single-handedly danced this Latin import into nationwide popularity beginning in 1910. Although widely believed to have originated in Argentina, it actually may have come from Spain. It's dramatic, exciting and known as the Dancer's Dance.

The Tango, with all its staccato movements, greatly improves a man's lead or a woman's ability to follow and develops a strong sense of feeling for music. It's a passionate encounter between two individuals that is emotionally expressed throughout the dance.
Tango dancing lessons
The Cha Cha is a popular Latin dance where you can relax and let your personality show. The dance began as part of the Mambo. It was so easy and fun, the cha cha became the rage of the early 1950s as its own style. Its infectious one-two, one-two-three rhythm demands that sitters become dancers.
Cha Cha dancing
That wild feeling that has to be released with certain restraint explodes in the Mambo. In the 1940s Americans became fascinated by Latin American rhythms. The Mambo combined American Jazz with an Afro-Cuban beat. Today, the Latin dancing of the Mambo is just as exhilarating experience to dance and to watch.
Mambo dance lessons
Salsa is the street version of the Mambo. The increased popularity of Latin dancing and music makes the Mambo, Salsa, and Cha Cha the dances to master. The salsa dance moves imported from south of the border are sensual as well as invigorating.
You'll be ready to join in the excitement of the latest dance craze and club-hop with the best of them in just a few lessons from our talented dance instructors.
Learn to salsa dance
The Waltz gives dancers the nicest kind of experience to practice balance and to move lightly with ease. Considered the mother of our present ballroom dances, the Waltz began in southern Germany in the 17th century. The popularity of the Waltz grew with the music of Johann Strauss. It eventually blossomed in the 20th century as the Hesitation Waltz, which is the basis for many ballroom dances and is still popular today all over the world.
Learn to waltz
The Viennese Waltz is typically danced faster than the slow English style version. A true Viennese waltz consists of constant turns in rotary fashion. Competitive styles feature closed holds, natural and reverse turns, and pattern change steps.
Viennese Waltz Dancing