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Ballroom and Latin dance terms and definitions!

In this dictionary you will find definitions for dances and dance terms used on this site and in the ballroom dance community. Terms are sorted alphabetically, making this a handy reference for beginning and advanced dancers alike. Common Abbreviations are listed in their own section.

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Common Abbreviations


waltz - The most popular ballroom dance in the world, waltz has an easy-to-hear 1-2-3, 1-2-3 rhythm and can be danced to music found in nearly all music genres, including rock, country, pop, and classical.
See the Waltz Learning Area for more information >>
Also see our Waltz DVD dance videos >>

west coast swing - A cool, sexy, slotted swing dance that spotlights the lady. Like hustle, it's perfect for nightclub dance-beat music.
Also see our Swing DVD dance videos >>

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