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4 ways to ballroom dance

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Lorena Bravo, MA

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This article is authored by Lorena Bravo, MA. Lorena Bravo is a dance instructor and founder of the Bravo Dancing Ballroom Academy based in Los Angeles, California. Lorena specializes in ballroom dancing for both American Smooth and International Standard Division and has over 20 years of professional dance experience. Along with running Bravo Dancing, Lorena has served on the faculty of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and is currently on the faculty of Chapman University̵

7;s dance department. She is also the head ballroom coach for the University of Southern California (USC) Ballroom and Latin Dance Team. Lorena holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Bilingual Education from USC and is certified in Associate American Smooth by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. This item has been viewed 447,180 times.

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Ballroom dance is a general term for many different styles of dance, including Rumba, Cha-Cha, Tango, Waltz and Fox Trot. When you learn how ballroom dancing may sound hard, it’s actually easier than you expect. First, decide what kind of style you want to focus on by watching some videos and seeing what you like best. Then find a teacher or dance school that specializes in ballroom dancing. If you live near a university, you can also see if any of the student clubs have a ballroom dance group. You can also practice some basic moves at home by watching videos that give you the basic sequence of steps and body movements. If you have a friend who is also interested in dancing, ask them to practice with you. Keep reading on how to do a basic box step!

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