Igor Litvinov
Passion for DanceWorld Contemporary

But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great.Igor Litvinov (Igor Vladimirovich Litvinov) is a former Professional Ballroom Dancer who specialized in International Standard. Igor is a member of the USISTD and the co-organizer of the Maryland DanceSport Championships and American Star Ball Championships.

Performing Arts School

Our mission as dance educators is to instill a deep love of dance while also instilling self-confidence, discipline, integrity, and respect for the performing arts. Furthermore, our goal is to provide each dancer with the guidance and tools necessary to take dance as far as they desire. Finally, we will lay a strong foundation for a dancer’s career by honing their physical understanding of ballroom dance technical expectations as well as the artistic aspect of the art form

One of the greatest things about ballroom dance is the variety it offers. Whether you are a seasoned expert, or a new dancer, you might catch yourself wondering, “are there 19 different types of ballroom dance?!” The answer is yes, there are, and we’ve broken them down with a list to help you understand what makes each of them unique.


Familiar with both rhythms and patterns as well as the technique that comes with the genre. The level will both try to improve on the execution of fairly basic material, but also provide slightly more challenging material.


This level is for experienced dancers. Students showing up at this level are confident, technically knowledgeable and fairly fluent in the rhythmical language around the dance form. The material in this level will be challenging from all aspects: rhythmically, technically and tempo wise.


Usually requires an audition, competitive process. Preparations for professional performances or work.




The classic, elegant, International Waltz is the quintessential, “ballroom dance” (think, Cinderella!) Known for its characteristic “123,” the Waltz is danced in a closed hold (partners do not break their frame and remain connected) from start to finish. This is a unique element to all International Ballroom dances.

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Viennese Waltz

Originating in Vienna, Austria, the Viennese Waltz is significantly faster-paced than the Waltz (often referred to as the “Slow Waltz” for this reason). The Viennese Waltz is only comprised of seven figures, therefore dancers spend a lot of time focusing on the creation of the same full, voluminous movements that seem to race around the dance floor.

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