In the late 1970s the name was finally changed to East Coast Swing. It is also known for swing hip action like golf. History of ballroom dance is filled with important dances and moments when new styles totally transformed dancing fashion and enabled total transformation of the popular dance culture. The dance became more and more popular as it became exposed in more films. round dance performed to music in triple time, extraordinarily popular as a fashionable dance from late 18c. Quickstep developed from the original Foxtrot with its kicks, fast speed and lots of energy. It quickly caught on and became the new dance trend. Fred Astaire and Delores del Rio danced in Flying Down to Rio. Waltz: a ballroom dance in 3/4 time with strong accent on the first beat and a basic pattern of step-step-close. Finally at the beginning of the 18th century people began to add in what is called the closed hold. Related: Waltzed; waltzing. In the United States it became a huge hit right before the First World War. In the years that followed, it was split into two forms, namely, the slow foxtrot, which is now referred to as foxtrot, and the fast foxtrot, which is now called quickstep. Waltz: a dance born in the suburbs of Vienna and in the alpine region of Austria. History of Waltz Dance. Vernon and Irene Castle really became huge front runners for the dance. It was really known for its dynamic moves and athletic ability. A ton of Tango dance halls opened and people even danced the Tango between courses at fine dining restaurants. All of the villagers began to dance with a limp to show their respect and admiration of this war hero. The dance moves in modern ballroom dancing have now been standardized, and presently, a dancer needs to pass several levels to be considered a master of ballroom dance. What came out of this was that the Foxtrot became a lot smoother and more refined like the waltz. East Coast Swing traces its roots to the original swing dance Lindy Hop. Sometime in the early 1800s popular Austrian composers increased the number of measures per minute of all their Waltzes which caused dancers to need greater technique and endurance. Argentine gauchos and migrating blacks mixed cultures and dances in the well known brothels of Barrio de las Ranas. The dance is also known for its romantic slow, smooth, gliding movements, graceful turns, and dramatic arm styling. In the closed hold dances, the couples are required to maintain five areas of contact with each other, with the man’s left hand holding the woman’s right hand, the woman’s left elbow resting on the man’s right elbow, the woman’s left hand on the right upper arm of the man, the man’s right hand on the woman’s shoulder, and the right parts of their chests touching. The name waltz came from the Italian word “volver” which means to turn or to rotate. As Foxtrot slowed down and smoothed out, its predecessor, “Quick Time Foxtrot” (sometimes referred to as “Quick Time Foxtrot and Charleston”) developed into “Quick Step Foxtrot” and eventually Quickstep. It is also known for its marching feel and rhythm. By the mid 1930s this dance started picking up other names like Jitterbug and Swing and was picked up by young people everywhere. This dance is known for it’s smooth sensual feeling and large ability to improvise. Originally this dance style was called Western Swing since it was developed on the Western side of the United States. At the turn on the 20th century syncopated ragtime music became very popular around the world. In the court dances there was little physical contact between the dancers and were very proper in form with feet turned-out and other very specific ways. to late 19c., the dance itself probably of Bohemian origin, 1779 (walse, in a translation of "Die Leiden des jungen Werthers" from a French translation, which has walse), from German Waltzer, from walzen "to roll, dance," from Old High German walzan "to turn, roll," from Proto-Germanic *walt- (cognate with Old Norse velta), from PIE root *wel- (3) "to turn, revolve." The Waltz follows a slow rhythm, and it is danced to about 30 bars or 90 beats per minute. Ballroom dancing traces its origins to the early 20th century, when the West End establishments were developing the art of ballroom dancing. Ballroom dancing is a world of class, tradition, and passion. However the ballroom version of Rumba comes from the slower less eroticized version called Son. Most of these dances showcase faster hip movements and sexual strutting performed to a sensual and fiery orchestra. It showed up in the mid 1930s in the United States and was danced to the sound on constant drum beats. an assured victory (especially in an election), music composed in triple time for waltzing, a ballroom dance in triple time with a strong accent on the first beat. Another is that once Big Band started to fade out and Blues clubs started to phase in, they modified Lindy Hop to fit into smaller places with slower music. Frank Ford and Molly Spain from England danced their version of the Quickstep at the 1927 Star Championships, as a couple’s dance, without the Charleston leg action. In 1950 the dance was renamed West Coast Swing. Rumba is a romantic Latin dance with Afro-Cuban origins. This faster more intense version of the Waltz became known as the Viennese Waltz. They also had very elaborate routines with bows and curtsies to keep a conversation going between the two dancers.