New Vogue Dancing is a uniquely Australian style of sequence Ballroom dancing, designed with it’s own set of steps, which, once learnt, you can dance anywhere, with any partner, with ease.
Unlike Ballroom and Latin American dance, where the skill of the leader is paramount to the success on the Ballroom floor, New Vogue is easier for beginners to master initially, as both man and lady learn the sequence and can dance it together.
All New Vogue dances are based on a sequence of dance steps which are continually repeated, usually until the music ends. The sequences are always either 16 or 32 bars long, and require music that is in turn “sequenced” (composed of verses that are either 16 or 32 bars long). Due to the nature of the dances they are much easier to pick up by beginners than, say, Latin dances (which have numerous types of steps that are combined into custom routines) and as such, beginner dancers are less likely to feel overwhelmed when learning them and can perform the dances to a respectable level within a short time of learning.
New Vogue Dances are based on one of several sub categories, including Viennese Waltz Rhythm, Slow Foxtrot Rhythm, March Rhythm and Tango Rhythm. Our classes begin by teaching the basic footwork of each dance to provide a broad overview and a solid foundation on which to advance your dancing. As students progress more precise steps and the addition of arm and torso movement is introduced, known as “styling”.