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Ballroom dance is a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. Because of its performance and entertainment aspects, ballroom dance is also widely enjoyed on stage, film, and television. Ballroom dance may refer, at its widest definition, to almost any type of partner dancing as recreation.

Ballroom dance dresses, Latin dresses, dance gowns, come in a wide variety of colors and styles.  The internet and brick & mortar stores provide a large assortment of choices for competitive dancewear as well as for casual dancers.

With creative choreography, gorgeous costumes, and exhilarating rhythms, ballroom dance competitions are exciting to watch.  They are even more exciting if you are a participant.  A ballroom dance competition dress is a must-have item whether you are a professional dancer or an amateur.   A ballroom standard dance dress is perfect for the smooth dances, including foxtrot, tango, waltz, quickstep, and Viennese waltz. These elegant dresses have flowing skirts that reach just above your ankles, a fitted bodice, and a variety of adornments, such as feathers, sequins, and rhinestones.

The term 'ballroom dancing' is derived from the word ball which in turn originates from the Latin word ballare which means 'to dance' (a ball-room being a large room specially designed for such dances). In times past, ballroom dancing was social dancing for the privileged, leaving folk dancing for the lower classes. These boundaries have become blurred. The definition of ballroom dance also depends on the era: balls have featured popular dances of the day such as the Minuet, Quadrille, Polonaise, Polka, Mazurka, and others, which are now considered to be historical dances.

Different categories of dance have different costumes:

Standard/Smooth

  • Waltz
  • Viennese Waltz
  • Tango
  • Foxtrot
  • Quick step

Latin/Rhythm

  • Samba
  • Cha-Cha
  • Rumba
  • Paso doble
  • Jive
  • East Coast swing
  • Bolero
  • Mambo

A ball gown or ballgown is a type of evening gown worn to a ball or a formal event.

Look for gowns with matching arm and wristbands or floats that connect the wristbands to the back of the dress. By taking accurate measurements, your ballroom dance competition dress can fit perfectly and highlight every move you and your partner make on the floor.

We hope you have fun at your next ball or ballroom dance event.

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