To increase the quality and quantity of ballroom dance in our community and eventually develop excellence in Dance Sport for Oklahoma City and The State of Oklahoma
Provide an environment to introduce, promote, support and inspire ballroom dance for youth
Increase the number of Oklahoma youth involved in this athletic sport at competitive (DanceSport) and social levels
Offer Oklahoma students the opportunity and path forward to compete for the USA Dance National Collegiate DanceSport Championship and ultimately World Games
The traditional ballroom dance styles are American and International.
Traditionally the American style is taught to beginners in the USA. Those dances include the following smooth and rhythm dances.
AMERICAN SMOOTH DANCES
Distinctive in that it is less strict and allows the partnership to “open up” in several steps
Viennese Waltz (fast waltz)
AMERICAN RHYTHM DANCES
Distinctive in that the Cuban motion (hip action) is achieved by stepping on a flexed knee, straightening the knee after taking a step.
East Cost Swing
Mambo (formal Salsa)
Since Latin Dance is the fastest growing category and the International style is the form of competition worldwide those dances might be considered early in the competition goal-oriented students.
INTERNATIONAL STANDARD DANCES
Distinctive in that it emphasizes remaining in a closed dance position
INTERNATIONAL LATIN DANCES
Distinctive in that the hip action is achieved after stepping onto a “straight leg
Examples of other competitive or popular social styles
West Coast Swing