The British Association of Teachers of Dancing

Ballroom Introduction

The Ballroom dances are the five standard: Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz. They each have a particular technique with set steps in the basic construction and those who wish to study for professional teaching qualifications can obtain the syllabi and technique books from Head Office.

Over the years, these dances have been danced by millions of people for social events, competitions and championships to world class level. They have been covered by many British television programmes, most recently the phenomenally popular “Strictly Come Dancing” and dance programmes are now produced throughout the world. Dance schools generally run classes for children and adults. People can dance for enjoyment, to keep fit, take medal tests or to compete.