Standard Ballroom Dances

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Standard Ballroom Dances 2017-07-01T13:03:44+00:00

Vienna Waltz


Waltz became popular in Vienna during the 19th century and was spread around the world from here. Waltz, which is the king of Dances, gained different cultural characteristics in different countries. Thus, there emerged different versions of it, namely English Waltz, Hungarian Waltz and Waltz Mazurka. It was inevitable for Waltz to have different versions once it had attained fame for a long period of time with the flying turns and the turns like sliding on the floor.

Slow Waltz

In 1920s, the musical form of Waltz had developed and it gave birth to new forms: Boston Waltz and Show Waltz. These dances are the basis of Modern Waltz performed at dance competitions today.




Differing from Argentine Tango, which is a form of Latin American Dance Sport, Tango is famous for its sudden stops and unexpected turns. It is taught by expert instructors by keeping its soul in 1930s.


It is regarded as a difficult type of dance since it requires a strong balance as well as stable control in every movement. It is a must for the couples, in particular the female dancers, to be instructed regularly in order to perform Slow Foxtrot in a way that it really deserves.




QuickStep is a kind of active and cheerful dance form containing a plenty of turns and jumps. Different versions of QuickStep have developed for three different age groups. It is quite joyful and full of action for young dancers and it is instructed at Aytunç Bentürk Dance Academy by the instructors who are experts in their field.