Romance encompasses a lot of different things for different people… could be a gentle touch, playful spontaneity, intense conversation, or even a random act of kindness. But what about romance in your dancing? It is, after all, said to be one of the best ways to create a connection or even rekindle a flame.
So, because romance and dancing can mean something different to everyone, we are going to name our favorite dances that can highlight several different aspects of relationships and romances.
Here are Arthur Murray Fort Wayne’s Top 5 Dances which are, can be, and will always be ROMANTIC:
1) Rumba is the slow dancing game-changer because of it’s easy versatility & rhythmic nature. Throw aside the typical “prom dance sway” and replace every slow dance at your upcoming weddings & events with some tasteful body movements, connected moments, and perhaps a soft, slow dip for your partner.
2) Waltz is classically romantic due to the graceful, elegant, dreamlike quality of the movement. This dance would sweep any hopeless romantic away into a fairytale land of grandeur, sophistication, & legendary love affairs.
3) Salsa and Bachata may not be the typical romantic dances, but think of them as the chance encounter dances. Your eyes meet from across the crowded hot dance floor as the Latin band wails up on stage. You strut toward one another, and with one quick spin and sultry embrace, you know you have met your match… even if only for the evening.
4) Tango is the classic representation of intense passion on the dance floor. It has everything a good relationship needs to thrive… affection, conflict, excitement, & tenderness. Tango is the perfect storm of all those wrapped up into an emotional dance.
5) Cha Cha can be a very playful and flirtatious kind of romance, like when you were a teenager chasing after your crush. She bats her eyelashes. He does a little shimmy and a shake. She “drops it like it’s hot.” You chase after each other throughout the song. It’s a constant game of cat-and-mouse where you each get to see each other’s frisky side.
Even if you are still new to ballroom dancing, you don’t need to be a “perfect dancer” to have a perfectly romantic encounter. You and your partner can have a romantic moment in any dance, in any pattern, in any situation.
For instance, next time your loved one is stirring the pasta for dinner in the kitchen, take that perfect opportunity to make your move… your perfect dance move! You don’t need your dance shoes, a hardwood floor, or even music. You just need to initiate the moment to take your loved one in your arms and see what unfolds.