Check out my latest article, Death, Taxes and... DANCING?!? to find out how the taxes helped almost kill ballroom dancing for a couple of generations!
Also, started building my technique book and am targeting covering the background of the various ballroom dances. That can be found under "Angel's Technique Book".
Stumbled onto this video some time ago and I thought it was funny as heck...
Early on in one's dancing studies, I think it is a very good idea to understand some basic differences in the above 3 classes of partnership dancing.
By "popular" dance, is meant, the freeform social dancing that one might run into at clubs and informal dances.
This class of dance can be as loose as fad dances (freestyle dancing as covered in this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novelty_and_fad_dances); Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Cumbia in the Latin-influenced dance scene; Blues, Swing, Lindy, Balboa and the numerous variations in the Swing/Blues scene; Argentine Tango (for a more authentic and rhythmical tango-style); line dances; and on and on.
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