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Ballroom Dance

J M (Mike) Nelson
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Dance cadences are a fascinating study and are likely to be more closely related and limited in scope than even many experienced dancers might think. The following articles compare and contrast the cadences for popular ballroom and related dances. They are provided as PDF files to preserve the critical spacing necessary to juxtapose the dance cadence onto the music beats. The assumption is that by understanding more about the common elements among dance cadences the learner will be able to master a cadence more efficiently and devote more of their effort toward mastering style.

Steps. Describes the cadences of popular dances with brief notes about each.

Steps Only. This is a one-page summary of cadences. Dance Home Page Dance Curriculum Dance Articles

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