Styles and Dances
There are 19 competitive ballroom dances and numerous social dances. The competitive dances are divided between the International styles and the American styles, which are further divided into International Standard, International Latin, American Smooth, and American Rhythm.
The International styles are the ballroom standards that are recognized worldwide, while the American styles are danced almost exclusively in the United States.
There is one syllabus, or set of recognized figures, used worldwide in the International styles, while there are several different officially recognized syllabi in the American styles. While we do not offer classes in the American styles, many of our dancers compete in the American styles in addition to the International styles.
Click on each style or dance to find out more about it!