Social dancing, it’s far less formal than competitive dancing and great for your physical and mental health. But which one is right for you? We have put together a few social dance crowd favourites to make choosing one a bit easier!
It’s a classic, and if you’re a complete beginner, Foxtrot may just be the right dance for you. It’s slow, easy to pick up and great if you’re just starting out and want to get a feel for social dance. Although there aren’t too many movements involved and the steps and turns are quite clear and simple, it still looks impressive and elegant and can be a lot of fun to perform.
Difficultly Level: 1
Top Tip: Try our FOXTROT shoe – named after the dance itself!
Get your feet and your hips moving with the Cha Cha dance! Originating in Cuba, this animated and stylish dance is very popular with social dancers for its easy to remember ‘cha cha cha’ rhythm. The Cha Cha may be lively and upbeat, but the steps involved aren’t too difficult to memorise and perform, making it a favourite for social dance beginners.
Difficultly Level: 2
Get a feel for the streets of Argentina with the historic and fun Tango dance. Originating in the 1880’s, the close and rhythmic movements of the Tango have been enjoyed and adapted over the years all over the world. Although there are many Tango style variations, social Tango will teach you the basics so that you can enjoy this thrilling and widely adored dance for yourself!
Difficulty Level: 3
Top Tip: Try our HAVANA or ANGEL shoe – both are great for Tango!
Dance all the way back to the roaring 20’s with the Jazz inspired delight that is Swing dance. Derived from the Jazz and Swing era in the 1920’s-1940’s, Swing dancing is fun, exciting and a great way to get you moving. Although Swing dance can be quite fast paced, there’s a wide variety of styles meaning beginners can enjoy learning it just as much as experts.
Difficulty Level: 4
These are just a few of the most popular social dances, so if these aren’t for you there is a whole world of other wonderful dances that might be just right. Either way, we encourage everyone of any age, gender and experience level to go and enjoy the positive effects dance can bring to your life!If you liked this, you should check out our other blog post The Importance of Social Dancing