ballroom dancing

The Modern Waltz  is a slow and romantic dance. For example, people choose to dance it at weddings, corporate functions. The steps of this dance are very flamboyant and smooth.

The Slow Waltz can be danced to modern songs such as:

  • "Come Away with Me" - Norah Jones
  • "It Is You (I have Loved)" - Dana Glover
  • "Kissing You" - Des'ree
  • "When I need You" - Leo Sayer ...and many more

The Quickstep is a fun, but fast and powerful dance. Some would say quickstep is a fast version of the Foxtrot. The steps are quick danced to fast music.

Here are some songs that the Quickstep could be danced to:

  • "Part Time Lover" - Stevie Wonder
  • "You Can't Hurry Love" - The Supremes
  • "You're the One that I want" - Grease
  • "I'm So Excited" - The Pointer Sisters ...and many more

The Viennese Waltz  is an elegant and romantic dance chosen to be performed at weddings, corporate functions. It emerged in the 18th century from two dances from Germany and Austria It is considered to be one of the oldest dances known in Ballroom dancing. The Viennese Waltz is annually danced at the Vienna Opera Ball by 180 debutante couples.

The Viennese Waltz can be very fast, and it can be danced to modern songs such as:

  • "Perfect" - Ed Sheeran
  • "Avril Lavigne" - Keep Holding On
  • "I won't Give Up" - Jason Mraz
  • "Ordinary Day" - Vanessa Carlton...and many more

The Foxtrot is an elegant and smooth dance that make us think of Fred and Ginger. This Ballroom Dance was developed in the United States in the 1920's, and it is believed to be named after the entertainer Harry Fox.

Some popular songs that the Foxtrot can be danced to are:

  • "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" - Ella Fitzgerald
  • "Come Fly With Me" - Michael Buble
  • "Feeling Good" - Michael Buble
  • "It Had to Be You" - Brian Evans
  • "Fever" - Elvis Presley

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Sydney Dance Rhythms is a well established Dance School in Sydney offering dance classes for children, adults and seniors.  We have developed confident and competent dancers since the beginning of 2010, and we have given everyone the opportunity to perform at different small and large scale events in Sydney. No matter the reason you want to learn how to dance  for (be it for fun, to meet new people, socialise, for your wedding, for an event, to get back into dancing, to compete, to follow a career in dance), we can cater for everyone.   

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“Sydney Dance Rhythms have provided our school with great value and quality dance-fitness classes over the past two years. The energetic dance program known as ZumbAtomic covers a variety of dance skills including Hip Hop and Zumba. The sessions which incorporate fitness as well as dance certainly engage and motivate the students as well as develop their fitness level. Cristina and her staff are qualified professionals who have experience in dancing and teaching young children to grandparents.”

Principal at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Summer Hill

"I highly recommend Cristina and Sydney Dance Rhythms to anyone interested in wanting their children to participate and excel in dance. My daughter Elena who is 6 was fortunate to have a full term of dance as part of her school curriculum and absolutely loved it and flourished under the instruction of "Miss Cristina". She now attends a weekly jazz dance class and is thoroughly enjoying learning new routines and participating in a fun team environment. My daughter has been to other dance schools in the last 3 years but Sydney Dance Rhythms is definitely the one she has most enjoyed and looks forward to attending every week!"

Elena’s mum (Jazz Dance Class)

“I took my very first dance lessons with Cristina and it was amazing! I learned how to Salsa 6 months ago and I still remember the steps she taught me. I met great people while taking the course and at the end the whole class we went out to for an authentic Salsa night in Sydney. We all got to put our moves to the test, have fun and see how much more we can improve by watching everyone else at the club. Overall, it was a great and affordable opportunity in a relaxed, comfortable environment that everyone should take advantage of sooner than later!"

Latin Dance Class

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Ella’s mum ( Hip Hop Class)

“Our wedding was very memorable and I'm proud to say the bridal dance was the highlight of the night.  We had such great fun with you during the dance lessons, and you gave us so much confidence for our dance. You pushed us hard to do a dance that we didn't even think we had the capabilities to do.”

Wedding Dance Lessons

“It was fantastic having Sydney Dance Rhythms dancers demonstrate and then dance with the members of our senior’s club last week. Our members were very excited to get a chance to dance as most of them have not danced in a long while. It stirred up some lovely memories for them and started conversations about the past. Your friendliness and warmth drew our members into participating and it was a surprise to see some of our frailer seniors take to the floor. The music was well balanced and the variety was enjoyed by all. Our members have agreed that it would be wonderful to have you back again and we look forward to another session of dance and enjoyment.”

Manager at Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home