Argentine Tango is a partnered social dance which is different from ballroom dancing in terms of movements and intent. It is mostly improvised, spontaneous, with partners focused on each other and on the music.
Bachata is type of social dance with subjects of forlorn emotion, romance and heartbreak that originated from Dominican Republic. It is the equivalent of Blues in America and can be danced solo, in two-hand hold, open embrace and close embrace.
The bolero is a Latin dance with dramatic, intricate steps and dramatic stops. Due to the Cuban influence, the originally faster dance tempo of the bolero became slower and was often considered a graceful fandango.
The cha cha, cha-cha, or chachacha is a well-known Latin dance influenced by the mambo dance craze. It is a vibrant, elaborate and playful dance that gives a unique sense of fun for dancers throughout the world because of its light and bubbly vibe.
Rumba is the only slow dance among the five competitive International Latin dances. It is considered as the sexiest among the Latin dances. It is also one of the most popular because of its fascinating rhythms and sensual bodily expressions.
Samba is a national dance of Brazil where it originated. It is a lively, rhythmical dance which is characterized by a pulse and pendulum action of the knees and pelvis. Thus, it is considered the dance of celebration and joy.
Tango is a sensual ballroom dance which came from South America and is often referred to as the dance of passion. It is a vibrant and playful dance between two people expressing an element of romance in their synchronized movements.