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3 Basic Ballroom Styles to Try at Hamden's Top Dance Studio March 8, 2018

Hamden, New Haven County
3 Basic Ballroom Styles to Try at Hamden's Top Dance Studio, Hamden, Connecticut

Enrolling in ballroom dance lessons is a great way to improve your mental and physical health while honing your footwork for social gatherings. The instructors at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, a dance studio in Hamden, CT, know there are a few popular styles that both beginners and more experienced dancers will enjoy. Below, they list three popular options. 

Hamden Dance Studio’s Guide to 3 Ballroom Styles   

1. Swing

In August of 1935 bandleader Benny Goodman introduced the song “Stomping at the Savoy”. The rest, as they say, was history. The dance craze swept the nation, and depending on where you lived it was called the Jitterbug, Lindy, Shag or Swing. Since those days, each successive generation has “discovered” the fun of swing. This most uniquely American dance is enjoyed all over the world.

2. Foxtrot

dance studioIn 1913, Harry Fox, a vaudeville comedian, introduced a trot to a ragtime song in the 1913 Ziegfeld Follies that pushed other trots into the background. It became America’s most popular dance and remains so to this day as the standard of social dances.

3. Salsa

This is the perfect Latin-style dance for those wanting a good cardio workout. With roots in the Caribbean, it concentrates on hip and waist movement, incorporating techniques from the Mambo and Cha Cha styles.

To sign up for ballroom dance lessons in Hamden, reach out to Arthur Murray Dance Studio for expert instruction. The certified instructors will help you learn rhythm, timing, and foot positions to build your confidence on the floor. To learn more about the social dances they teach, visit the dance studio online or call (203) 288-2482 to speak with a team member. Make sure to like them on Facebook to keep up with the latest studio news. 

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