American Style

American Style Dance

At Ballroom Addiction we teach the Dance Vision International Dace
Association’s (DVIDA) Syllabus of American Style Ballroom Dances and the
American style Rhythm dances, which are most suitable for enjoyable social
dancing and low impact physical fitness.

Syllabus figures, or “school figures” as they are sometimes called, are
often likened to ice skating’s compulsory figures. They are small patterns
of steps that embody the primary elements of the dance. These figures, or
patterns, are generally split into three escalating levels of difficulty,
often designated as “bronze”, “silver”, or “gold” levels: This is to
enable the student to master each level before moving up to the challenge
of the next, more difficult level. Diligent study and practice of these
elements at each level will produce a capable, well-rounded dancer.
The teaching emphasis is places on developing sound foundational methods
and partnership skills in order for the full enjoyment of dancing.

The American Style Ballroom dances, otherwise refered to as Smooth dances, consist of the following:

  • Waltz
  • Tango
  • Foxtrot
  • Viennese Waltz

The American Style Rhythm dances consisting of the following:

  • Rumba
  • Cha Cha
  • Mambo
  • Bolero
  • Merengue
  • Samba
  • East Coast Swing
  • West Coast Swing