dances we teach

At S Style Dance Team we specialize in ballroom, latin, and social dances. We teach multiple dance styles that you can dance at social events, weddings, night clubs, parties, and competitions.
SOCIAL AND LATIN DANCES
Salsa originated in Cuba and Puerto Rico as a mix of various dance and music styles. It is characterized by dynamic moves, fast turns, and active hip movement. Salsa is typically based on three counts.
SALSA
Bachata is a sensual dance based on four-count tempo. It's characterized by active hip motion, body rolls, and elaborate footwork. Bachata is danced in a closer position as opposed to other social dances.
BACHATA
This is a fast Latin dance with the emphasis on hips. The upper body usually stays stable. Merengue has slower continuous turns and quite simple footwork. Generally merengue is danced in a closed position.
MERENGUE
Hustle is a fun disco-style dance that gained popularity in the 1970s. It includes fast turns and spins. Lots of popular songs have rhythm and timing suitable for hustle, which makes it a great dance for nightclubs and parties.
HUSTLE
Originated in Buenos Aires, this dance is characterized by sharp and precise footwork. It is performed in a closed position and implies strong connection between partners to allow for improvisation on the dance floor.
ARGENTINE TANGO
The main purpose of social dancing is to meet new people, socialize, and have fun on the dance floor. This is a non-competitive style that focuses more on the leisure aspect of dancing. Social dancing implies dancing with different partners at parties and events, which places a special emphasis on connection between partners. Learning how to lead and follow is the main focus of the teaching process to allow students to enjoy dancing without having a pre-choreographed routine.
AMERICAN SMOOTH
Waltz is a slow and elegant dance, characterized by rise and fall foot technique. American Smooth waltz is based on International Ballroom waltz, but has more figures performed in open position, apart from the partner.
WALTZ
Tango is a passionate and dynamic dance originated in Argentina. Tango is performed in a closed position and characterized by strong and sharp movements, fast head turns, and precise footwork.
TANGO
American Smooth foxtrot has a jazzy faster rhythm, which makes it very fun to dance. Partners often separate from each other and dance in open position, using a lot of elegant arm styling.
FOXTROT
This is a classic dance, the oldest of all ballroom dances. It's dynamic and romantic, based on fast graceful turns. Viennese waltz is faster than regular waltz, but is also performed in a closed position.
VIENNESE WALTZ
American Smooth is a category of American Style ballroom dance. American Style developed in the 1950s in the United States. American Smooth is similar to the International Ballroom category, however, it has very significant differences that make it unique. Overall, American Smooth has more freedom in movement, allows open positions in dancing, includes a lot of arm styling, and open footwork. The music and rhythms may also vary.
AMERICAN RHYTHM
This dance is based on Cuban music. Cha Cha is characterized by sharp rhythmical movements, hip action, and elaborate footwork. Cha Cha music is fast and dynamic.
CHA CHA CHA
Rumba is a romantic dance with Cuban origins. It's characterized by soft continuous movements with strong emphasis on the hip action. American Style Rumba generally has a faster tempo than International Style.
RUMBA
This is a passionate and sensual dance, the slowest one in American Rhythm. It's characterized by wide open movements with extensive arm styling. Bolero is based on rise and fall technique, which makes the moves look long and smooth.
BOLERO
This is a fast dynamic dance that is performed to rock and boogie-woogie music. It's based on Lindy hop and was developed by ballroom dance studios in the 1940s. Swing is characterized by soft bouncy moves and swinging body action.
EAST COAST SWING
This is a fun dance of Cuban origins that is characterized by fast tempo, hip motion, lots of turns, and a staccato beat. Some figures are similar to Salsa, but the timing and footwork technique is different.
MAMBO
American Rhythm is a category of American Style ballroom dance. Similar to American Smooth, Rhythm developed in the 1950s. Rhythm closely resembles International Latin, but includes different dances that are not represented in Latin style. The main differences between Latin and Rhythm include: footwork, dance figures, and timing in some dances. Overall, American Rhythm consists of dynamic, sensual, and fast dances that are performed in open positions.