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Ibo
The Ibo rhythm belongs to the faster Haitian Merengue group of dancers. It is colorful, native in style and can be classified as Caribbean dancing. A pronounced movement of hips and turning of the head is typical.

Irish Hey
Irish dance, a round or figure dance.

International Style
The term describes the particular style of ballroom dances, as opposed to the American Style. In a narrower sense, it denotes the group of dances danced in International Style ballroom competitions. The group consists of two categories: Standard and Latin.

Impetus           
The driving force behind a movement or rotation.

Inside foot       
The foot which is closer to the partner when in Promenade, Outside Partner, or Side-by-Side Position.