International Style Latin Dances - Music & Video Samples of Each Dance

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International Style Professional Latin Dancing (image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)International Style Latin Dancing is the classical style of Latin dancing that is done throughout the world, with the same standard dances, patterns (figures), steps, and technique worldwide.

The five fast-paced International Latin dances are listed below, along with samples of the type of music to which each dance is done and links to videos illustrating the dance.

The regulation timing and tempo (speed) of each dance, as recognized by the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF), is indicated beneath the name of each dance:

 

International Style Latin Dances:

Dance
Music Sample
Video of the Dance Performed
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Cha Cha
(4/4 time, 30–32 bars per minute)
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Andre and Natalie Paramonov – Cha Cha Show Dance – Yuletide Ball 2010.
Samba
(2/4time, 50–52 bars per minute)
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Andre & Natalie Paramonov Samba Showdance – 2013 Riverfront Dancesport Festival
Rumba
(4/4 time, 25–27 bars per minute)
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Andre Paramonov and Natalie Paramonov (2008 IL Show Dance) – International Rumba.
Paso Doble
(2/4 time, 60–62 bars per minute)
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Andre & Natalie Paramonov, Nikolai Pilippenchuk & Natalia – Open Pro Latin Paso Doble
Jive
(4/4 time, 42–44 bars per minute)
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Andre Paramonov & Natalie Paramonov Show – Jive – Kremlin Cup 2010

 

For more information about different styles of dancing and other dances, see our Resource article on:

Know Your Dances: Dance Styles Explained – with Music & Video Samples of Each Dance.”

At Goldcoast Ballroom, we teach group classes and our instructors give private lessons in all of the International Style Latin Dances listed above, as well as all of the International Standard Dances, American Smooth Dances, International Style Latin Dances, and American Style Rhythm Dances, plus Argentine Tango, and most all of the Other Social Dances described and explained on our Resources: Learn About Dance page.

We also play music for all of the dances at our Social Dances, Practice Sessions, and Parties.

For more information about our schedule of classes, dances and events, see our CALENDAR, our Dynamic Gallery of What’s Happening on our Home page, and our NEWS page.

For information on our World Class Instructors, see our INSTRUCTORS page.

 

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