In The American Style Smooth couples dance counter-clockwise around a rectangular floor following the line of dance, and are drawn from the International Style Standard, also called the “European Style”.
However, Smooth differs from Standard in its inclusion of open and separated figures, in which the individuality of the partners is further emphasized, whereas Standard makes exclusive use of closed positions. This style offers a lot of freedom in body movement and is more theatrical. Dips turn and side-by-side moves are allowed and encouraged.
American Style Smooth consist of 4 dances:
- Waltz – (28–30 bars per minute)
- Tango – (30–32 bars per minute)
- Foxtrot – (28-30 bars per minute)
- Viennese Waltz – (53–54 bars per minute)
Our Professional Instructors are ready to teach you and introduce you to the world of this wonderful style, which includes a wide variety of figures, techniques, and choreography.