Time Signature: 2/4 timing
Tempo: Between 120-128 BPM for American and 128 BPM for International.
Music Style: Has a strong, driving beat, as if the music was marching. In most songs, you will hear the accordion, piano, violin and other string instruments. Very orchestral sounding.
Character: Long, stalking, sneaking and staccato strides that travel around the ballroom. It is danced with great passion and power, and a sense of drama. Elements of contra-body movement and continuity are also important. Sharp head movements called ticks are typical.
Where you can use it: Typically only at a ballroom.
(Want to know where you can go to dance around us (within 60 miles)? Check out our guide: "Places to Dance".)
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