Black & White Ball Dance Menu

Dance Menu

Argentine Tango

The original tango that started it all! A traveling dance with a looser, closer hold that focuses on the basics of leading and following.

Balboa

Born in the 1920s, Balboa is a swing dance characterized by a close embrace, fast music, and intricate lead-follow dynamics.

El Caballo Dorado

No partner required! A Mexican line dance similar to the Electric Slide. New for 2022!

Cha Cha

A Latin dance with faster footwork. Pairs well with both Latin and pop music!

East Coast Swing

A simpler (by swing standards) and extremely popular variation of swing done to big band music. Get ready for the mixer at the Ball!

Foxtrot

Ballroom dance done to big band music. Similar to Waltz and travels around the floor.

Hustle

Nightclub dance done to disco, house, and pop music. Similar to Swing and looks flashy on the floor.

Merengue

Easy and fun dance done to Latin music. Fantastic for beginners and good for practicing “Cuban motion” style Latin dance!

Nightclub Two Step

A slow and romantic dance done to ballads. Upgrade your slow dance with some new moves!

Rumba

Slow Latin dance with lots of Cuban motion done to R&B and Latin music. Similar to Cha Cha.

Salsa

A popular Latin dance. Great for Latin and pop music!

Tango

Ballroom dance done to strong marches that travels around the floor. Perfect for those who love a dramatic flair!

Tokyo Polka

No partner required! A line dance based on the polka.

Waltz

One of the most popular ballroom dances! Done to ¾ rhythm and slower, romantic songs. Get ready for the mixer at the Ball!

West Coast Swing

Spawned from Lindy Hop in crowded blues bars, West Coast Swing is smooth, stretchy, and versatile – danceable to popular music across continents and decades!

A La Carte Menu

Other dance styles that can be taught at Private Lessons:

Bachata

Cumbia

International Foxtrot

International Samba

International Tango

International Waltz

Jazz

Jive

Lindy Hop

Quickstep

Rueda

Triple Time East Coast Swing

Viennese Waltz

Secret Menu

Additional topics that can be covered at Private Lessons:

Accessible Lessons

Children’s Lessons

Continuing Dance Education

Dance Connection

Dance Etiquette

Dance Safety for Gender Minorities

Dipping Safely

Finding the Beat

Floorcraft/Steering

How to Ask Someone to Dance

Lead/Follow Switching

Understanding Dance Communities