Other Styles & Forms

Acrobatic, Break, Line, New Vogue, Salsa, Wheelchair, ...

The list of styles in which competitions are held under the genus name DanceSport is far too long for it to be reproduced here all-inclusive. It contains styles that can be considered mere variations of the classic Latin and Standard dances, others that are indigenous to determined countries or cultures, and many others that appear - at least at first glance - to have broken with the established patterns of dance. Ultimately, all styles, or forms, of dance have evolved from mankind's fascination with moving to the most different tunes. Even the most abridged list should reflect the immense diversity of DanceSport.

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Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll

Rock 'n' Roll is one of the four styles in which the World Rock 'n' Roll Confederation (WRRC) holds official World Championships since 1984. Boogie-Woogie, Bugg and Lindy Hop are the others. Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll includes spectacular aerial figures

Line Dance

Line is one of two basic genres under the auspices of the United Western and Country Dance Council (UWCDC). From its North American roots it set out to conquer the world.

New Vogue

New Vogue is the collective name for a style comprising 15 dances - from the Barclay Blues to the Twilight - recognised by DanceSport Australia and danced exclusively there and in New Zealand.

Salsa

Salsa has its origins in Cuba, has developed all across the Caribbean and Latin America, and it is today one of the most popular dance styles worldwide. A Salsa competition will feature together with those in Latin and Standard in The World Games 2013, held in what is considered to be the capital of Salsa: Cali, Colombia.

 
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Wheelchair DanceSport

This genre involves athletes with a physical disability that affects their lower limbs. Practised in four different forms - either paired up with an able-bodied partner or between two or more wheelchair users - its technical base are the Latin and Standard dances. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) governs Wheelchair DanceSport.