The Story Behind Australian New Vogue Ballroom Dance


New Vogue Sequence Dancing was developed in Australia during the 1930’s, and plays a very important part in the Australian Competitive Ballroom Dance and DanceSport scenes, alongside with International Ballroom (Standard) and Latin. The main features of Sequence Dancing is that it is based on a preset pattern of steps called scripts, and predetermined music. All couples on the dance floor use the same patterned script for each dance.  Modern sequence dancing has a repeat of the steps at every sixteenth bar, typically going on for five or six sequences in all. New Vogue is danced both Competitively and Socially.

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Sequence dances are grouped in 3 categories:

Old-time (Classical) dances: Old-time WaltzCountry danceQuadrilleGalopPolkaSaunterGavotteTwo StepMazurkaSchottischeCakewalk.

Modern dances: WaltzTangoFoxtrotQuickstep

Latin-American dances: RumbaCha-cha-chaSambaJivePaso DobleBossa NovaSalsaMambo.

Out of the many New Vogue Dances, fifteen are recognized by DanceSport Australia for use in DanceSport Competitions. These, and their rhythms, are listed below.

DanceSport Championship Competition Dances:

·         Barclay Blues – Slow Foxtrot Rhythm

·         Carousel – Slow Foxtrot Rhythm

·         Charmaine – Slow Foxtrot Rhythm

·         Evening Three Step – March Rhythm

·         Excelsior Schottische – Slow Foxtrot Rhythm

·         Gypsy Tap – March Rhythm

·         La Bomba – Tango Rhythm

·         Lucille Waltz – Viennese Waltz Rhythm

·         Merrilyn – Slow Foxtrot Rhythm

·         Parma Waltz – Viennese Waltz Rhythm

·         Swing Waltz – Viennese Waltz Rhythm

·         Tangoette – Tango Rhythm

·         Tango Terrific – Tango Rhythm

·         Tracie Leigh Waltz – Viennese Waltz Rhythm

·         Twilight Waltz – Viennese Waltz Rhythm

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