If you’re looking to go out and dance socially, there are a variety of dance styles you should consider learning to get the most out of your experience! Here is your guide to social dance!

What Dances Should I Learn?

While Latin dances like Salsa are extremely popular in NYC, they can only be danced to Latin music. On the other hand, Bachata is a more flexible dance style that’s easy to learn and can be danced to a wide range of music. Rumba and Hustle are also great options for social dancing, as they can be danced to almost 90% of songs played at social events. Hustle is especially fun for spin lovers, as it incorporates a lot of turns and fast footwork. Rumba, on the other hand, is a more classic and traditional dance style that emphasizes connection and body movement. Both dances offer their own unique challenges and rewards, making them popular choices for social dancers in Brooklyn and for weddings couples.

In addition to the popular dance styles mentioned earlier, there are several styles of Swing that can be danced to a variety of tempos, from slower to faster music. These include East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, and Lindy Hop, among others. If you’re a fan of jazz music and attend social events with live bands, Swing is a must-learn dance style. While more traditional dances like Waltz and Foxtrot are fun to learn and can help you build proper dance basics, they can be harder to dance in the real world.

If you’re looking to build confidence in your own body and feel more comfortable on the dance floor, consider learning solo dance styles like Solo Latin, Heel, or Intro to Club Dancing. These styles allow you to focus on your own movement and develop your own sense of rhythm and style.

How to start social dancing?

Ultimately, it’s important to find the dance styles that you enjoy and feel comfortable with to make the most of your social dance experiences. The great thing about social dancing is that you can learn multiple dance styles simultaneously, as many of them incorporate similar elements that support each other. Learning different styles can actually enhance your overall dance skills and help you become a more well-rounded dancer. So don’t be afraid to explore and try out new dance styles in addition to your favorites – you never know what you might discover!

Whether you’re looking to improve your social dance skills or learn a new form of solo dance, there are plenty of options available to you in Brooklyn. Join us for our social dance events and classes to meet new friends and build your dance repertoire and start dancing!

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