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"NDCA (National Dance Council of America) DANCE TEMPI Dance tempi in measures per minute (MPM) as recommended by the National Dance Council of America, Inc. The Standard Ballroom Dances are those dances which have not only survived the test of time but have been danced continuously since their inception. A dancer who understands the similarities as well as the differences of all the social dances can readily recognize and adapt as new dances appear on the scene. Frequently, people are not aware of the gradual but continuous change that takes place in all the standard dances.

 


Dance:


Foxtrot

Peabody

Quickstep

Tango

Viennese Waltz

Waltz

Bolero

Cha Cha

Hustle

Jive

Mambo

Merengue

Paso Doblé

Polka

Rumba

Samba

Swing

West Coast Swing



American Style:


30-32 MPM

60-62 MPM

N/A

30-32 MPM

54-58 MPM

28-30 MPM

24-26 MPM

28-30 MPM

28-30 MPM

N/A

48-51 MPM

29-32 MPM

58-60 MPM

60-62 MPM

32-36 MPM

52 MPM

34-36 MPM

28-32 MPM



International Style:


28-30 MPM

N/A

50-52 MPM

33-33 MPM

56-60 MPM

28-30 MPM

N/A

32 MPM

N/A

44-46 MPM

N/A

N/A

60-62 MPM

N/A

26-27 MPM

48-50 MPM

N/A

N/A


 


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