International Square Dancing Month on September, 2024: which are dances your dance?

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which are dances your dance?

Current 21st-20th Century Dance:

I'm learning ballet now. Experience < 1 month

My Argentine Syllabus: Experience < 4 months

Argentine Tango + Tango Vals + Tango Waltz

My American Ballroom Syllabus: Experience < 6 months

American Ballroom Tango



My American Style Rhythm Syllabus: Experience < 6 months

Cha Cha Cha





East Coast Swing



Lindy Hop

Have any of you been wondering how I can be both experienced and a newbie? Well I'm a ballroom dance and ballet newbie, but I'm experienced at other forms of dance:

19th Century Historical Dance: (first danced around 1978)

English Regency Dance (1802-1820)

Medieval and Renaissance Dance (first dance around 1976)

15th and 16th Century Italian Balli






American Colonial and English Country Dance/Contra/Square

Jane Austin Era Romance Dance

Contra Dance

Square Dancing

Round Dancing

International Folk Dance (first danced Israeli Folk around 1968)

A variety of Ethnic Folk Dance passed down across the eras, with a concentration in Israeli Folk Dance from my heritage.

-- So now you know the origin of the name:Experienced Newbie --

September is . . . . Self Improvement Month, Be Kind To Editors and .........?

September is . . . . Self Improvement Month, Be Kind To Editors and .........?

How about be kind to strangers, friends and poets?

How about flight month? Or Friendship month?

Or even Grandparent month? I think there used to

an unofficial holiday in September, called Grandparent Day.

What is a list of different kinds of dances?

What is a list of different kinds of dances?

I love salsa so much. It will be worth it if you commit to learning the steps, which should take 3 months, depending on how much you practice on your steps. Count to yourself so you can salsa to the music. But of course, some people love to salsa on the "2" (Cuban style), or the "1". Take your pick, but be sure you are on the beat.

As for dance types for partner dancing...I can give you several main categories of dance and which dances fall under it...

International Standard

Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep

International Latin

Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive

American Smooth

Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot

American Rhythm

Cha-Cha, Bolero, East Coast Swing (triple count), Rumba, Mambo


Nightclub 2-step, Mambo, Latin Hustle, West Coast Swing,

Salsa, Mambo, Chicago Stepping

Swing Dances/Social Dances/Party Dances

Balboa, 20's Charleston, Lindy Hop, Fish, Swim, Boogaloo, Twist, Peppermint Twist, Mashed Potato, Watusi, Single-Time East Coast Swing, Square Dancing, Contra Dancing, Clogging, Country 2-Step

And there are the Line Dances, Mixers, and Fun Dances....

...Here is the partial list...

Macarena, G-Slide, Electric Slide, DJ Caspar Slide, Line Hustle, Bartender Stomp, Tush Push, Acky Breaky, Honky-Tonk Stomp, Conga, Samba Line Dance, Soca Mixer, Chicken Dance, Hokey-Pokey, Calypso, The Grind, Soujia Boy Line Dance

Holidays also on this date Sunday, September 1, 2024...