This is a list of dance terms that are not names of dances or types of dances.
See List of dances and List of dance style categories for those.
This glossary lists terms used in various types of partner dances, leaving out terms of highly evolved or specialized dance forms, such as ballet, tap dancing, and square dancing, which have their own elaborate terminology.
See also: A category of dances in American Style ballroom competitions.
It includes waltz, tango, foxtrot and Viennese waltz. This category loosely corresponds to the Standard category of International Style ballroom.
However, Smooth differs from Standard in its inclusion of open and separated figures, whereas Standard makes exclusive use of closed positions.
A category of dances in American Style ballroom competitions.
It includes Cha-cha-cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, Mambo.
Sometimes it may include Samba and West Coast Swing.
This category loosely corresponds to the Latin category of International Style ballroom.
The term describes a particular style of ballroom dances developed in the United States that contrasts with the International Style.
In a narrower sense, it denotes the group of dances danced in American Style ballroom competitions.