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"

3. Tango

Tango is a dance that has influences from European and African culture.The dance originated in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. The music derived from the fusion of various forms of music from Europe.

The following is a short film starring Santiago Croce and Amy Lincoln. Santiago is originally from Buenos Aires and Amy grew up in Carmel, CA., she graduated from Carmel High School.