The earliest forms of dance were primarily round dances, and it was not until the reign of Elizabeth I in the the 16th Century that couples danced together with body contact; La Volta being the first couple ballroom dance.
In the 1920s came the introduction of the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot and tango, and in 1922 the world ballroom championship was won by Victor Silvester and Phyllis Clarke, giving us the wonderful art form called ballroom dance that continues to be loved and danced throughout the world today.
This form of dance is a discipline where technique, elegance and poise fuse together to provide us with an enchanting appearance of body and foot movements that should glide around the floor with ease.
Provided these dances are taught by an experienced, qualified teacher, the learner will benefit in so many ways, it comes as no surprise that ballroom is renowned for producing the highest levels of fitness and supports healthy brain function.
It is, in my opinion, the ultimate sport!