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About the Dances
Dancing Feats teaches all of the dances listed below. Check out our Dance Lessons to see what we're teaching Boston right now!
West Coast Swing
West Coast Swing is a flexible, slow swing dance that is danced to a wide variety of music: rhythm and blues, 60s, latin, 70s funk, 80s pop, 90s boy bands, and hip hop. It is more sultry and sexier style of swing dancing than Lindy Hop (see below). West Coast Swing is the official state dance of California. It's has been gaining national attention recently, with West Coast Swing dancers appearing on a variety of TV shows.
Night Club Two Step
Are you tired of getting on the dance floor and swaying listlessly from side to side like you were at your first junior high dance? What do you do to those real slow tunes? This dance allows you to learn simple footwork to make slow dancing really fun. Some popular Night Club Two Step songs include Macy Gray's I Try and Norah Jones' Come Away With Me. After learning this dance, you'll never be stuck dancing the dreaded "7th grade sway" again!
Invented by Vaudeville performer Harry Fox in the 1910s, Foxtrot is a classic "smooth" ballroom dance that lets people move around the dance floor. Foxtrot is the ultimate "catch-all" dance - perfect for a night out on the town, weddings, and showing off at the company holiday party. Music for the foxtrot includes your favorite tunes by Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé and Harry Connick, Jr.
Waltz is the scandal of 14th century France! Things have changed a bit, so come join us and learn this elegant ballroom dance. Some waltz tunes you may recognize include the classic Moon River and John Mayer's Daughters. And let's not forget Kermit the Frog's Rainbow Connection! This dance is unique from other ballroom dances because it is danced to a 3/4 meter instead of the common 4/4. If you're completely confused by this, don't worry. We'll show you what we mean in your first class.
Are you in the mood for fun? Then you must be "In the Mood" for swing! Whether you call it east coast swing, jitterbug, or lindy, you'll be doing America's own exuberant, improvisational partner jazz dance! Swing is versatile, fun and easy to learn. In no time you will be twirling your partner to the sounds of big band music, jump blues, fifties rock n' roll, and more contemporary tunes, too! You'll wow them at weddings, on the dance floors at your favorite club or restaurant, and all over the Boston area!
This energetic style of swing evolved in Harlem in the 1920s along with the hot jazz of the times. The Lindy Hop was named after Charles Lindbergh's 1927 "hop" across the Alantic Ocean! Lindy Hop is extremely popular today, and can be danced to all tempos and many styles of swing, jazz, jump blues, rock n' roll, as well as contemporary hip hop tunes!
Cha ChaThis is a fun dance that will get you saying "cha cha cha" for weeks! Cha Cha is characterized by its triple hip motion. It's a slower latin dance that's really easy to learn. Popular modern Cha Cha songs include Santana's Smooth and Smash Mouth's Walking on the Sun.
Salsa/MamboSalsa and Mambo are the same dance. This latin dance was popularized in the 1950s. Salsa is the popular latin club dance of today. No matter what you call it, this dance is done in Dirty Dancing.
MerengueMerengue is the simplest latin dance. If you can walk, you can Merengue. Merengue's fabled origins include either a South American dictator with a broken leg or a peg-legged pirate. We'll tell you the rest in class. For now, all you need to know is that Marc abuses the Buster Poindexter song Hot Hot Hot when teaching this dance. Come check it out!