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Ballroom Dancing

Program Description

Ballroom dancing is increasing in popularity across the country. Baby boomers will be interested to learn a new hobby that they can do with their spouses. It's also great exercise, a new way to socialize, and is something boomers will be able to do for the rest of their lives.


  • The basics of ballroom dancing
  • The history of ballroom dancing
  • Tango
  • Waltz
  • Foxtrot
  • Rumba
  • American Cha-Cha


  • Local dance instructors or experienced ballroom dancers.


  • Length - One two-hour session per dance.
  • Chairs along outside of room to allow for maximum movement.
  • Preparation time - 2 hours per class.

Learn More About It

Visit the Web site for USA Dance, which has extensive information on ballroom dancing, at: http://www.usabda.org/ The Ballroom Dancers Web site comes complete with video clips to demonstrate a wide range of dancing styles: http://www.ballroomdancers.com/ The Web site http://www.dancetv.com/ features video clips plus dance steps to help novices learn the basics.

Make It Special

Highlight aspects of your collection that attendees may want to check out, such as CDs of ballroom dancing music, DVDs of ballroom dancing instruction, books on ballroom dancing, or biographies of famous dancers.

Market It

Distribute flyers at local workout facilities, places of dance instruction, churches, places of employment, and downtown businesses.

  • Montana State Library
  • P.O. Box 201800, 1515 East 6th Avenue
  • Helena, MT 59620-1800
  • Phone: (406) 444-3115
  • Fax: (406) 444-0266
  • msl.mt.gov