Partner dance


Partner dance

In this dance the basic choreography engages synchronized dancing of two partners, as opposite to solo dance or individually in a non-coordinated way, and as opposite to groups of people dancing simultaneously in a coordinated way.

In some partner dances, usually a man is the leader; the other, usually a woman, is the follower. As a rule, they preserve connection with each other. When the connection is loose, the dance is called handhold. In the latter case the connection obliges important limitations on relative body situations during the dance and hence it is often called dance frame. It is also said that each partner has his own dance frame. Although the handhold connection poses almost no limitation on body positions, it is quite helpful that the partners are conscious of their dance frames, since this is instrumental in leading and following.

In promenade-style partner dancing, the partner dance side-by-side preserving a connection with each other through a promenade handhold, in this dance style there is not leader or follower, the man dances usually to the left of the woman.

"Slow dance", is the most popular style of couple dancing among youth today. In the "hug-and-sway" type of slow dancing, the female puts her arm on the man's shoulders and the man generally puts his arms around the female's waist.



Here are some partner dance styles:


Foxtrot
Swing
Rumba
Cha Cha
 Foxtrot
This dance was the most important development in all of ballroom dancing.
 Swing
Usually refers to a group of dances, gets the moves from previous dances.
 Rumba
The wide style of dance types that had their origin in Spanish speaking countries.
 Cha Cha
This dance has been popular in Europe from before the turn of the century.
Mambo
Samba
Latin Hustle
Merengue
 Mambo
Most of these dances have hip movement and steps staying in contact with the floor.
 Samba
Some characteristics are walking steps and side steps are the components.
 Latin Hustle
The Hustle is a catchall denomination for numerous disco dances.
 Merengue
Merengue is very popular in Latin American and other places over the world.