Sports (ballroom) dancing is one of the most beautiful types of dance and sports culture. Having passed a long and difficult path of formation, ballroom dance has managed to charm the whole world with its unsurpassed sense of beauty, style and gallantry. The hearts of hundreds of thousands of people are full of love for this unique art form.
Slow Waltz (Slow Waltz)
Musical size: 3/4. Tempo: 28-30 beats per minute.
The waltz was brought to the United States in the mid 1800s. The pace of the Viennese Waltz was quite fast, and soon composers began to write music that was much slower. From this music developed a new style of waltz called Boston, with slower turns and longer, gliding movement. Around 1874, in England, the influential "Boston Club" was formed and a new style of dance began to appear, English, later called the Slow Waltz (Slow Waltz). However, it wasn't until after 1922 that this dance became as fashionable as the Tango. It's strange, but the fact that couples used to dance in the Boston Waltz is very different from what we do now. Immediately after the 1st World War, the Waltz is rapidly changing. In 1921 it was decided that the basic movement should be: step, step, prefix. When Victor Sylvester won the championship in 1922, the English waltz program consisted of just a Right Turn, a Left Turn and a Change of Direction. In 1926/1927 the Waltz was greatly improved. The basic movement has been changed to: step, side step, prefix. As a result of this, more opportunities for the development of figures appeared. They have been standardized by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD). Many of them we dance to this day.
Musical size: 2/4. Tempo: 31-33 beats per minute.
The first time the Tango was performed in Europe before the 1st World War, at a tempo of 36 bars per minute. It came from Buenos Aires (Argentina). Once "Tango" was performed by men, today it is a pair dance, but some experts call the sports "Tango" a partner's dance.
Many actors perform this passionate dance in movies. The tango of Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman and Arnold Schwarzenegger in True Lies has already gone down in history. "Naked Tango" and "Tango Bar" will tell you about the very history of the origin of this dance.
Today "Tango" is exciting and extravagant, emotional and passionate. "Tango" is not to be confused with anything. Both the technique and the nature of the dance are different from all the dances of the European program. Real sports "Tango" is clear lines, rhythm, high speed and precise technique. Athletes have been practicing the elements of "Tango" for years, improving and achieving even greater speed and effectiveness. This dance will not leave anyone indifferent. Music will make your heart beat faster.
Viennese Waltz (Viennese Waltz)
Musical size: 3/4. Tempo: 58-60 beats per minute
The first Viennese Waltz dates back to the 12th - 13th century and is used in a dance called "Nachtanz". The Viennese Waltz came to us from Bavaria and was then called "German". Around the beginning of 1830, the composers Franz Lanner and Johann Strauss wrote several now very famous Waltzes of our era, thus contributing to the development and popularity of this dance. These Waltzes were quite fast, but by making the rhythm of the dance more comfortable, we now call them Viennese Waltzes and always dance with joy.
Musical size: 4/4. Tempo: 28-30 beats per minute
Foxtrot, a dance that was born in the twentieth century and was named after the American performer Harry Fox (Harry Fox). It was originally performed at a tempo of 48 beats per minute. The problem that has taken Foxtrot in two directions is the tempo of the music. To the music that was performed at a pace of approximately 50 - 52 beats per minute, the Quickstep or Fast Foxtrot was danced, and to the one that was performed at a pace of 32 beats per minute (more slowly) - Slow Foxtrot (Slow Foxtrot). The charming Foxtrot, which has many interpretations, is both a simple and complex dance.
Musical size: 4/4. Tempo: 50-52 beats per minute
Appeared during the 1st World War in the suburbs of New York, originally performed by African dancers. Debuted at the American Music Hall and became very popular in dance halls. Foxtrot and Quickstep share a common origin. In the twenties, many orchestras played the slow foxtrot too fast, which caused a lot of complaints among the dancers. Eventually two distinct dances developed, the slow foxtrot, which was slowed down to 29-30 bpm, and the quickstep, which became a fast version of the foxtrot, played at 48-52 bpm. One of the dances that influenced the development of the Quickstep was the popular Charleston.