DQ Ballroom And Fitness

Ballroom Dance Classes In Ottawa

International Standard Ballroom

Standard Ballroom dance is a set of partner dances enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world.

Standard Ballroom includes the following 5 dances:

The Types Of Ballroom Dancing

We Specialize In International Standard Ballroom

International ballroom is one of two “schools” of ballroom dancing, now regulated by the World Dance Council (WDC) and the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF). There are a few differences between Standard ballroom and American Smooth from the American “school” of ballroom dancing. While both styles share some similar dances, such as waltz and tango, there are differences in technique, styling, and allowed figures. American Smooth allows more open and separated positions between partners, while International Ballroom emphasizes proper technique, including precise foot placement, and clear communication between leader and follower through a strong connection and frame.

Although our instructors are experienced in both schools and its respective dances, at DQ Ballroom and Fitness we dedicate our group classes to the Standard ballroom dances from the International school.

Ballroom Lessons For All Levels

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Whether you are new to ballroom dancing or have some prior experience, Standard Ballroom not only provides an opportunity to learn and master a beautiful art form but also offers numerous physical and mental benefits. It improves posture, coordination, and flexibility, enhances cardiovascular fitness, and stimulates cognitive functions such as memory and focus.

We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor in one of our classes soon!

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