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Ballroom dance originated in the western world, and is now enjoyed both socially and competitively in many parts of the world.

Contemporary ballroom dance technique has been extensively studied and formalized. MedalsExams? are a commonly accepted standard of measurement of a dancer's technique according to conventional standards, and are classed Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold Bar.

The three divisions of contemporary ballroom dance are called:

International Standard (also called International Ballroom)

The dances which make up International Standard ballroom dance are:

International Latin

The dances which make up International Latin ballroom dance are:

American style Ballroom

The dances which are included in American style ballroom include (more than just) the following. Note that American versions of dances which are also danced in the International style usually have differences in technique. Also note that popular club dances such as LindyHop, WestCoastSwing? and EastCoastSwing? will often be danced differently in clubs than in ballroom studios.

No place for SalsaDancing? ...Gee.

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