The Latin Dances
The dances in this category will be related to the Ballroom styles of Latin Dances. (Please see Salsa, Bachata, & Latin Night Club for more nightclub styles)
There are two styles of Latin Dances in the Ballroom dance cateogory. They are the International Latin and American Rhythm styles of dancing. Let’s take a look at a little of the differences starting with what is danced at competition:
There is also a slight difference in the leg styling used in International vs. American dance. In the International style a ‘straight leg’ action is used when stepping but in American styling the ‘knee is bent’ as you move forward. Although both require that feet stay in contact with the floor to achieve the proper leg actions.
See these two styles in action on the competition floor: