Welcome to Basic Ballroom Dance Studios!

Who We Are:

Since our grand opening in 2008 our studio is committed to providing exceptional dance instruction in a fun, friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. It is our continued goal to build a dance community that provides comfort and convenience to all students, staff and independent teachers, professional and amateur dancers.We teach students of all levels and all ages. Students can sign up for group or private lessons at any of our locations.We offer weekly practice dance parties, nights out on the town, participation in Regional, National and International competitions, as well as fun trips to many different dance events.


What We Teach:

Latin and Rhythm Dances

For competitive dancing, the Latin dance styles are grouped into two main categories: American Rhythm and International Latin. The American Rhythm style consists of five dances: Cha-Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero and Mambo. The International Latin style also consists of five dances: Cha-Cha, Rumba, Jive, Paso Doble and Samba.

When comparing the two styles, the most obvious difference is that they each have some unique dances. However, all the dances in each style do differ from their counterparts, in subtle ways, mostly having to do with technique. You will find competitive events in each style.


Standard and Smooth Dances

There are two main categories when talking about Standard Dancing – The International Standard and American Smooth. The International Standard style includes five dances: Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep.

This style is danced widely in competitions, both in the United States and throughout the world. The most obvious trait of the International Standard style is the dancers’ constant closed position, where the two dance partners never lose contact (as opposed to American Smooth style, where couples often open up, and dance apart from each other).

The Standard dances are also characterized by their very precise elements of technique: footwork, rise & fall, amounts of turn, etc. From this technique emerges a unique elegance and beauty. Four of the Standard dances have their American-style counterparts.

The American Smooth dances consist of: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz. In the American Smooth style, partners often separate from closed dance position, and dance apart from each other.

American Smooth is quite popular at social dances, and is danced at major competition events across the United States. This is an expressive style that can be extremely fun to dance and watch.


Social Dances

All competitive dances can be taught on a social level. There are also non-competitive dances that are widely known and extremely popular such as Merengue, Hustle, Salsa and Argentine Tango.

Join Us:

Come in for your FREE 30 min Introductory Lesson. You will receive a 30 min one on one introduction to the world of Ballroom Dancing where your instructor will direct you to the best program to go for, according to your needs, level and desires.

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Staten Island:  (917) 609-6666.