Jane Hudson: 5 Charming Dances from All over the World

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Freelance writer and college English professor, Jane Hudson, provides Metro Jacksonville's readers with a list of five dances all over the world that have grown in popularity over the years.

3. Ballroom

Traditionally reserved for the wealthy, ballroom dancing came to be popular in the 19th century in England. Ballroom dancing, considered a traditional dance, involves dancing only between two people, a man and a woman. This type of dancing was initially an activity of the upper class; they even had competitions involving it.  Its classic moves involve set steps, many of which are quite intricate. The tango and waltz are some of my favorite dances included in this genre. The waltz is classy, while the tango is passionate. The foxtrot and quickstep are two other dances that fall under the umbrella of ballroom.

The Viennese Waltz. Image Source: flickr-rickr, (CC BY-SA 2.0), via flickr

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