Dance Styles at Dance Manhattan
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Our wonderful ballroom dance program features
. weekly group dance classes with Rotating, Couples Only and Same Sex class options
. Private lessons and WEDDING First Dance lessons & choreography offered by NYC's most talented and experienced instructors
. A weekly practice session FREE to our students
. The original learn-in-a-day COUPLES ONLY CRASH course and our newly created Same Sex crash courses
. The most popular monthly OPEN HOUSE in NYC
Here is an introduction to the Ballroom dances...
Smooth Ballroom refers to the "traveling" dances: Waltz, Foxtrot, American Tango, & Viennese Waltz. It does not include "spot" dances, which don't travel, like Swing. The dancing of Fred Astaire is one of the most well-known examples of Smooth Ballroom. Smooth Latin Dances (such as Cha Cha; Merengue; Rumba; etc.) are also taught within our program or in private lessons with our talented instructors.
We have added COUPLES ONLY dance samplers to our roster of Ballroom classes. These classes allow couples to remain together throughout the class, suspending our usual rotation of partners. Offered are classes in the traditional Smooth dances, Foxtrot/Waltz, as well as the fun Salsa/Swing, and the sensual Argentine Tango.
Additionally we now offer SAME SEX dance classes which provide a welcoming, open environment for Same Sex Couples and partners who'd like to mix and match lead and follow roles. The program, which began in the Summer 2012, currently includes Open Level Group Classes and One Day Intensives.
Videos Please refer to the study guide or the CLASS SCHEDULE section of this website for more information about each class and dance.
Current Group Class line-up:
- Salsa and Cha Cha -- Tuesday, 7pm: 4 week Group course
- West Coast Swing -- Tuesday, 8pm: 4 week Group course
- Swing / Lindy -- Tuesday, 9pm: 4 week Group course
Please refer to the study guide or the CLASS SCHEDULE section of this website for more information about each class and dance.This and future months’ Ballroom dance class schedule.