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Ballroom Dances for Beginners

Best dances to start learning with:

Waltz

The Waltz is a slow, smooth dance that only uses four steps. That’s what makes it one of the easiest ballroom dances to learn and one of the easiest ballroom dance lessons for couples to begin.

Few Waltz songs:  "Fascination" by Nat King Cole, "Take it to the Limit" by Eagles, "Under the Bridges of Paris" by Dean Martin, "Open Arms" by Journey, "Come Away with Me" by Norah Jones

 

Swing

Swing is a great gateway dance because the steps can be used in other dances. There are just a few basic steps to learn. You just have to remember to shift your weight at different times. 

Few Swing songs: "Mustang Sally" by Buddy Guy, "Dancing in the Street" by David Bowie & Mick Jagger, "I'm on your Side" by Peach, "All Shook Up" by Elvis, "The Sweet Escape" by Gwen Stefani, "Made you Look" by Meghan Trainor

 

Foxtrot

The dance sequence in the Foxtrot is easy to learn with an easy four-step that goes slow-slow, quick-quick. Many people catch on quickly to the tempo. The Foxtrot flows and is a very smooth dance to learn when you’re looking for ballroom dance lessons for beginners.

Few Foxtrot songs: "When You're Smiling" by Michael Buble, "New York New York" by Frank Sinatra, "Cheek to Cheek" by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, "Completely" by Caro Emerald

 

Cha-Cha

The Cha-Cha is a fun dance which can make it easy to learn for many. The basic pattern of only three steps and a shuffle makes it a popular choice for ballroom dance lessons. Plus, the rhythm of the music, hip motion, and fun Latin dance style will make you want to Cha-Cha your way to the dancefloor!

Few Cha-Cha songs: "Smooth" by Santana, "I need to Know" by Marc Anthony, "Cake by the Ocean" by DNCE, "Havana" & "Señorita" by Camila

 

Rumba

The Rumba is another good dance to choose for ballroom dance lessons for beginners because the steps are simple. The hips are active and moving, making it a sensual dance and a good choice for ballroom dance lessons for couples.

Few Rumba songs: "Satisfy My Soul" by Paul Carrack, "She Will be Loved" by Maroon 5, "Marvin Gaye" by Charlie Puth, "Casi un Bolero" by Ricky Martin, "Blessed" by Elton John, "Fields of Gold" by Sting, "Give it to me Right" by Melanie Fiona

Salsa/Bachata/Merengue

Salsa/Bachata/Merengue are probably the easies dances to start with if you're drawn to Latin dances. They are all considered street/nightclub dances are are quite forgiving.

Few Salsa songs: "Sobredosis" by Los Titanes, "Shape of You" Ed Sheeran, "Tequila" A.L.T. &The Lost Civilization, "Idilio" by Willie Colon, "Male" by Marc Anthony, "Mama Wanna Mambo" by Meghan Trainor, "Bam Bam" by Camila Cabello, "South of the Border" by Ed Sheeran

Few Bachata songs: "Stand by Me" by Prince Royce, "Deja Vu" by Shakira & Prince Royce, "Loco" by Enrique Iglesias, "Eres Mia" by Romeo Santos

Few Merengue songs: "Suavemente" by Elvis Crespo, "Baila Conmigo" by Jennifer Lopez, "Mi Morenita" by Tono Rosario

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