Class Descriptions

cha cha

  • Cha Cha, officially cha-cha-chá, is characterized by its upbeat and lively feeling, as well as its iconic triple-step movement (the dance is usually counted “2-3-cha-cha-cha”). As a Cuban dance originally, Cha Cha is usually danced to Latin music, though modern dancers often dance Cha Cha to other high energy genres of music.


  • The dance represents the couple falling in love. Bolero is a combination of many dances and is usually danced to Spanish vocals with fine percussion beat. It is like a slow salsa with contra-body movement of tango, patterns of rumba, and rise and fall technique and personality of waltz and foxtrot.


  • Salsa was popularized in the 1970’s and is one of the most popular Latin dances. There are many distinctive styles of salsa dancing, of which the most popular in the US are “On 1” and “On 2.”  At Modern Ballroom we primarily dance On 1 due to its prevalence in this area.


  • Originally from the Dominican Republic, Bachata is an exciting social dance that can be found all over the world. In the U.S. it is characterized by a side to side basic with fun footwork, arm patterns, and optional sensual movements.

Brazilian Zouk

  • Zouk music has Afro-Caribbean roots and the movements are derived from Brazilian Lambada. Brazilian Zouk is known for its intricate body isolations, flowing movements, and versatility. Zoukers today dance to many genres of music including many top forty hits!

Country Two-Step

  • Casual, simple, and accessible. Two-Step is one of the most popular country dances in the nation and can be found at most country bars.

East Coast Swing

  • East Coast Swing is a ballroom version of swing dance that is characterized by its three steps in quick succession. The dance is also called triple step swing. It is energetic, animated, and a great form of cardio.

West Coast Swing

  • West Coast Swing, also called “Westie,” was developed in California and derived from Lindy Hop. It is known for its long, flowing movements danced on a line or slot.

Argentine Tango

  • This beautiful and expressive dance was developed in the late 19th century in working-class neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In contrast to ballroom tango, Argentine tango uses fluid, rather than staccato, movements.

Viennese Waltz

  • This dance is known for its fast rotation and movement along the floor. The beat and music is twice as fast as the English or Slow Waltz that most Americans know as simply Waltz. However, Viennese Waltz was the original waltz and was the first dance to be performed in closed hold.

American Foxtrot

  • The foxtrot is a smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. It is primarily danced to big band (usually vocal) music. The dance is similar in its look to waltz, although the rhythm is in a 4/4 time signature instead of 3/4.

American Tango

  • American Tango branched away from its original Argentine roots by allowing European, American, and competitive influences into the style and execution of the dance. Both styles share a closed dance position, but the American style allows its practitioners to separate from closed position to execute open moves, like underarm turns, alternate hand holds, dancing apart, and side-by-side choreography.

American Waltz

  • Also known as English or Slow waltz, the dance is derived from Viennese Waltz with half the speed or its predecessor. It is known for its elegant movements and gliding footsteps. The dance is in ¾ timing and is very circular in nature even as it travels counterclockwise around the dance floor.

Kid's Class

  • We are happy to have young dancers learning the traditional American Ballroom Dances such as: Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, and more! Inquire about availability and times.

Intro To Partner Dancing

  • We want everyone to enjoy dancing as much as we do, but it can be intimidating and scary. This class is designed for the people with two left feet, no dance experience, and a little nervous to get out there and try something new.

Ballroom Series

  • Have you ever wanted to try a new dance but don’t know what it looks like or if you will like it or not? This class is designed to give you a feel for the basic step, connection, and music of several dances per class.

Ladies' Styling

  • Learn fun techniques to spice up your dancing!

Men's Styling

  • Learn fun techniques to spice up your dancing!

Technique with Landra

  • Landra Vallejos (studio owner) has been dancing and teaching ballroom for over 16 years. Now, she is here to impart her dancing wisdom on specific topics such as turn technique, styling, latin motion, and more.