The Dances

At 21 North we are proud to teach a variety of partner dances, ranging from American Rhythm and Smooth, to Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Salsa, Bachata, Nightclub 2 Step, and more.

Below is the complete list of dances we teach. Along with a few music suggestions and a short video demonstrating each dance.

Side note: The videos are primarily of world champions and professionals. So if you’re worry about needing skills in advance, don’t be. We start with beginners every day who have absolutely zero past experience dancing. The videos below are just to give you an idea of the character and feeling of the dance. Not to show you what you’ll be learning on your first day ; )

 

American Rhythm

 

Cha Cha

A flirtatious, lighthearted, and fun dance. Cha cha originated in Cuba and is danced to upbeat music.

Rumba

A sensual and romantic dance. The Rumba is known as the “dance of love” and is originally from Latin America.

East Coast Swing

An upbeat, all-American dance. The East Coast Swing is the favorite of many.

Alex Swings Oscar Sings - Ding Dong the Witch is Dead (East Coast Swing)

by Alex Swings Oscar Sings

Bolero

A slow, romantic dance. Bolero is played to slower music than rumba and is characterized by rise and fall, along with sequential large, small, and medium steps.

 

Mambo

Mambo is an very fast upbeat dance. Similar to Salsa, but more difficult because Mambo is danced on “2”.

American Smooth

 

Mambo

Mambo is an very fast upbeat dance. Similar to Salsa, but more difficult because Mambo is danced on “2”.

Argentine Tango