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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.