The 5 Most Popular Partner Dances Today

Looking to impress all those hot young singles at the dance floor with those fantastic moves? Better take some lessons first.

Partner dancing has long been considered one of the most intimate artforms; the gusto and grace that a synchronized dancing couple possesses and lead the way to lust and intimacy.

That being said, there are a lot of types to choose from; the beginner dancer has no idea which dance to pick, or where to even start!

Us here at Double Double have done the behind-the-scenes work to find out which dances are most popular today, in order to save you the agony of learning a form of dance that is never used!

Here are some of the most popular dances that continue to be practiced in many cultures, in hopes that you can grab some shoes and hop on the dance floor as soon as possible!

The Waltz

Even if you are unfamiliar with dance terminology, chances are you’ve heard of the Waltz. The Waltz is all about controlling foot movements, disciplined moves, and maintaining a specific distance between the bodies of you and your partner. A classic, the Waltz is a great way to start for any beginner dancer.

The Tango

With sharp turns, quick lifts and falls, and a high level of intensity, the Tango has been described by many as the most passionate of the classic dance forms. Give it a try, but beware! This dance will leave you gasping for breath at the end, as it is a rigorous workout.

The Salsa

The Salsa is more of an up-close-and-personal form of dance which breaks the ‘maintain-a-specific-distance’ bond characterized by the Waltz. It is well-suited to slow as well as fast rhythmic beats, the perfect middle ground between the slow cordial waltz and fast passionate tango.

The Merengue

Another fast-paced artform, the Merengue is characterized by the closedness in which the partners hold one another. With lots of side-stepping and small circles, the Merengue is a fast but exhilarating dance.

The Foxtrot

Chances are, you’ve heard the word “foxtrot” before as well. This dance is similar in appearance to the waltz, although the rhythm is different. The Foxtrot is a smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. If you like the Waltz, give this one a try!