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We teach International and American style ballroom dances at the Cincinnati
Ballroom Company.

International Standard
A category of dances in the International Style of ballroom dance competitions. This style includes the Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, and Quickstep. The International Standard style makes exclusive use of closed positions. There are no open or separated figures.

International Latin
This is a category of dances danced in International Style ballroom competitions. It includes the Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive.

American Style Smooth Dances
The American Style Smooth category refers to the group of dances danced in dancesport competitions. Included in this category are the Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz. This category loosely corresponds to the Standard category of International Style ballroom. However, Smooth differs from Standard in its inclusion of open and separated figures, whereas Standard makes exclusive use of closed positions.

American Style Rhythm Dances
The American Style Rhythm category refers to the group of dances danced in American Style ballroom competitions. It includes Cha-cha-cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero and Mambo. Sometimes it may include Samba and West Coast Swing.

 
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