Refined elegance, elegance, aristocracy are the main features of classical art. European ballroom dancing is one of the main areas of study in "Waterloo Dance". The period of their origin is considered to be the Middle Ages — then they first began to be performed at high-society parties. Ballroom dancing at that time was considered a privilege of the elite, so young men and women of noble origin were trained from childhood by professional choreographers. But times have changed, and today anyone can show off their skills on the parquet! The main thing is to choose talented teachers who are able to charge with their energy and love for art.
Modern ballroom dancing is a full—fledged sport with complex technique and deep emotional fullness. They are performed in pairs in compliance with the mandatory points of contact, the partners move in a circle counterclockwise. The gentlemen are dressed in dark tailcoats and bow ties, the ladies go out on the parquet in spectacular ball gowns. Every professional performance turns into an unforgettable spectacle, a mini-performance, as if transporting the viewer to another era.
The international European dance program includes five directions:
Quickstep (literally translated as "quick step") first appeared in the suburbs of New York during the First World War. Its main difference from other ballroom dances is the mandatory presence of jumps with original supports and kicks. The prototype of the modern slow waltz can be considered the Boston waltz, which appeared in Boston in the middle of the XIX century. It is easy to recognize him by the smooth, sliding plasticity of the partners and the unhurried pace. The Viennese waltz is performed twice as fast, and the difference between the movements of the gentleman and the lady is exactly 1 beat. Finally, the tango is perhaps the most expressive and fascinating dance in the entire program. Its sports variety differs from the Argentine one by the presence of strictly verified rules of performance, the absence of improvisation and a clearer rhythm.