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World Renowned Coaches of International Competitive Dancing

The site which takes a new & unique approach to Ballroom & Latin American Dancing (Dancesport) on the Web

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Ballroom Page

Ballroom or Standard

The five standardised Ballroom dances are; Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep & Viennese Waltz.... for me, the most thrilling and indeed moving aspect of dancing, is the supreme artistry, which dancers of high calibre exhibit. To watch world class dancers perform the lilting Waltz, the smooth flowing actions of a Foxtrot, the fiery staccato movements of Tango, the vigorous whirling of Viennese Waltz and the breakneck speed and power of a Quickstep,... More....

Damian Evans & Clara Guzzardi - Latin American Page

Latin American

The five standardised Latin American dances are; Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, Cha Cha Cha and Jive. Where ballroom dancers show very high levels of body discipline in their ability to maintain shape and body contact with their partner, latin dancers are not required to show such a constant frame or shape. The very nature of the dances, the intense sensuality of Rumba, the pulsating rhythms of Samba, the sheer "attitude" of Cha Cha Cha, the drama of Paso Doble & the pure fun of Jive, demand a much more varied set of choreographic patterns.. More....

Social Dancing

The Various Forms of Social Dancing - Classic Ballroom & Latin Dancing

The classic ballroom dances are Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep and Viennese Waltz. In practice, however, Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep are the most popular. The classic latin dances are Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, Cha Cha Cha and Jive. Here the most popular amongst social dancers are Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Jive.
Although considered by some to have passed their heyday, the ballroom and latin dances still enjoy much popularity, in the social context, throughout the world. More....


Theory and Technique in Ballroom & Latin American Dancing

Your questions on the Technique of Ballroom & Latin American Dancing answered.

Teachers and/or students in training, we invite you to submit questions regarding the revised techniques of Ballroom & Latin Dancing. We will reply, by email, to your questions as quickly as possible. We then propose to set up a database from these questions and the answers provided, in order to be able to eventually furnish immediate replies. More....


Our Aims & Objectives

You may wonder how Dancetraks came about. What are our aims & objectives?

Robert & Helen Richey, former Professional Latin Champions and now Internationally acclaimed Coaches & Adjudicators formed the idea that the world of Competitive Ballroom & Latin American Dancing could be enriched through the free-flowing exchanges of ideas & advice on a worldwide basis. There is no better medium for this than the World Wide Web!

Dancetraks! a site written by dancers for dancers is the result of these ideas and goals.

We hope that you, the Dancers, will use this site to learn & to educate, to inform & be informed and to air your thoughts & opinions through our Forum, so that our wonderful Art/Sport can continue to grow, prosper and reach even further heights of performance & art.

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