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The contemporary Viennese waltz is the original form of the waltz, and is a ballroom dance in the closed hold position. The waltz, which is alternately known as the English waltz and the slow waltz, is usually danced at about 90 beats per minute with three beats to the bar (the international standard of 30 measures per minute). In comparison, the Viennese Waltz is danced at about 180 beats (98-60 measures) a minute. An authentic Viennese waltz consists only of turns and change steps. In this dance, the couple frequently turns in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction, interspersed with regular steps.
While there is ambiguity surrounding the exact origins of the Foxtrot, the name is attributed to its presumed creator, the vaudeville actor Harry Fox. In 1914, the dance caught the attention of the famous dancing couple Vernon and Irene Castle, who contributed to its popularity. However, it was Arthur Murray who was responsible for the standardized version that emerged a little later. The Foxtrot steadily gained popularity and peaked in the 1940s as the most popular fast dance. The slow version of the Foxtrot is now accepted in International style.
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Jive is a happy and energetic dance that involves a lot of knee-lifting, bending, and hip-rocking. It is one of the fastest of the Latin dance forms, and requires lots of kicks and flicks that are well-controlled by the dancers. It is similar to East Coast Wing dance form. It first originated in the United States in the 1940s. It consists of two triple steps and one rock step. The rock step is counted as ‘1,2’ and the two triple steps are counted as ‘3 and 4’ and ‘5 and 6’. It can be danced to upbeat, swing, and rock and roll music with a tempo range of about 200 beats per minute.
Rumba is dance form that tells a story between two lovers played by dancers. It is slow, romantic, and flirtatious with some serious notes as well. It originated in Cuba and was introduced in the United Sates in early 1920s. The distinctive hip movements that are required in this dance are an important part. The typical movements and sways are created by bending and straightening of the knees. The sharp eye contact between the dancers and stillness of the upper body is what increases the intensity of Rumba. The basic rhythm is ‘quick-quick-slow’ with exaggerated hip motion. The beats are 4/4 and one full step is considered complete after two sets of beats. The music tempo is about 104-108 beats per minute. This music is also sometimes enriched by using kitchen instruments such as pots, pans, and spoons.