This is a graceful style of dance that can be enjoyed by young and old, male or female – an essential social skill. Over recent years, it has been popularised by the “Strictly Come Dancing” series as well as films such as “Shall We Dance” starring Richard Gere. Ballroom (or Standard as it is sometimes known) is couples dancing.

So what exactly is ballroom dancing? One thing that can be said of ballroom dance is that no one can really agree on a specific definition. Yes, there are those who try to confine it to several specific steps and patterns, but for the true ballroom conasseur, the beauty of ballroom lies in its constant change and development. New dances and variations continue to be added. The Waltz came about in the early nineteenth century. The Fox Trot, Tango and Two-Step were introduced in the early twentieth century.