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POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES Anonas, Sta.Mesa, Manila City Ball Room Dances Reporters: Santoalla, Jophet Batingan, Angela Tabla, Antonette Pinon, Camille Dominguez, Michael Dela Cruz, Donna Mae Pasco, Alyssa Sanchez, Mary Lidie
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Ball room dance Is type of social dancing, originally practiced in Europe and the United States that is performed by couples and follows prescribed steps It is performed in various contexts , including invitational and public dance events, professional dance exhibitions, and formal competitions. International Ballroom is broken down into the Standard and Latin categories. American Ballroom is broken down into two categories, called Smooth and Rhythm. International latin dances CHA CHA HISTORY The basis of the modern dance was laid down in the 1950s by Pierre & Lavelle and developed in the 1960s by Walter Laid and other top competitors of the time. The basic steps taught to learners today are based on these accounts. CHARACTERISTICS Cha-cha is one of the five dances of the "Latin American" program of international ballroom competitions. In general, steps are kept compact and the dance is danced generally without any rise and fall; this is the modern ballroom technique of Cha-cha (and other ballroom dancers). SAMBA HISTORY The international ballroom version of samba is a lively, rhythmical dance with elements from Brazilian samba.
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It has recently been exposed to the American public in television programmes such as Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with Stars. It differs considerably from the original samba style of Brazil, in particular it differs from Ballroom style itself. In many other ways it though been influenced by the Brazilian version of samba, in particular maxixe, and subsequently developed independently from samba in Brazil. The ballroom samba has its origins in samba of brazil at the beginning of the 20th century. Many steps can be traced back to the Maxixe danced in the 1910’s. CHARACTERISTICS A partner dance. Ballroom samba, even more than other ballroom dancers, is very disconnected from the origins and evolution of the music and dance that gives it its name. Most steps are danced with a slight downward bouncing or dropping action. This action is created through the bending and straightening of the knees, with bending occurring on the beats of 1 and 2, and the straightening occurring between. However, unlike the bouncing of, e.g., Polka there is no considerable bobbing. Also, Samba has a specific hip action, different from that in ballroom Latin dances (Rumba and Cha-Cha-Cha). The ballroom samba is danced to music in 2/4 or 4/4 time. It uses several different rhythmic patterns in its figures, with cross-rhythms being a common feature. Thus, for three-step patterns, common step values (in beats) are: RUMBA HISTORY "grandfather of the Latin dances " Originating in Cuba, it first came to the United States in the early 1920s. The Rumba is the slowest of the five competition Latin and American dances. Before the
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  • Latin dances, Ballroom dance, Ball room dance

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