Ballroom Dance

The Waltz

The Waltz is the oldest of the ballroom dances, dating from the middle of the Eighteenth Century.  It is done  Napoleon's invading solders spread the waltz from Germany to Paris; then the dance glided across the channel to England and finally made its way to the United States. The waltz is done in triple time and performed in a closed position.

Below is the waltz and quickstep scene from the movie "Shall We Dance"

2. Salsa

Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in New York with strong influences from Latin America.

This scene is from the 2009 movie Salsa Lessons