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NDCA DANCE TEMPI

Dance tempi in measures per minute as recommended by the National Dance Council of America, Inc. The Standard Ballroom Dances are those dances which have not only survived the test of time but have been danced continuously since their inception. A dancer who understands the similarities as well as the differences of all the social dances can readily recognize and adapt as new dances appear on the scene. Frequently, people are not aware of the gradual but continuous change that takes place in all the standard dances.

Dances

Foxtrot
Peabody
Quickstep
Tango
Viennese Waltz
Waltz

Bolero
Cha Cha
Hustle
Jive
Mambo
Merengue
Paso Doblé
Polka
Rumba
Samba
Swing
West Coast Swing
American

30-32 MPM
60-62 MPM

30-32 MPM
54-58 MPM
28-30 MPM

24-26 MPM
28-30 MPM
28-30 MPM

48-51 MPM
29-32 MPM
58-60 MPM
60-62 MPM
32-36 MPM
52 MPM
34-36 MPM
28-32 MPM
International

28-30 MPM

50-52 MPM
33-33 MPM
56-60 MPM
28-30 MPM


32 MPM

44-46 MPM


60-62 MPM

26-27 MPM
48-50 MPM



 

MPM is measures per minute.

Instructional dance videos and DVDs

 

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