American Rhythm Dance Styles

Cha Cha

This sharp staccato dance is characterized by its fast movement and Cuban hip motion.


Sharing some traits with cha cha, this dance is done much slower and is much more romantic than its faster counterpart.

East Coast Swing

This upbeat dance is characterized by its high energy, bounce action, and hip swing.


A slow romantic dance full of smooth gliding movements, with sweeping stylized arm movement.


Similar to Salsa, this dance has sharp movements and Cuban hip action.