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Ballroom Dancing is a competitive sport and non competitive. Its Origins are in the 16th century and incorporates differing nations national dances. Today there is a set regime for all dances, but was not so until it became competitive.
There are literally hundreds of clubs and functions throughout the UK as well as teaching centres.
Ballroom Dancing is an indoor sport and conducted in many areas such as school halls, local village hall or community centre.
This is a sport that is open to anyone who has a sense of rhythm, enjoys dancing with a partner, there are no age barriers and competition is split into age rankings.
Though Ballroom dancing can be a professional occupation, it is more of a community and club oriented sport, and all the ability you need is to learn and to participate.
Ballroom Dancing now has recognised format for all the dance routines which is recognised world wide. There are many dances like the Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Samba, Tango, being the popular ones. Jive or rock & roll as well as the black bottom and Jazz related dances are also included in the ballroom structure of events. It is basically a fun related sport that can go to home counties competitions and eventually International status.
Dedication like all sports is as much as you are interested and as far as you want to go. Obviously to go professional it needs a lot of time and effort and often involves a lot of travelling and attention to detail for costumes.
There are many events available for those that want to push on and gain experience and recognition.
One of the closest related tasks with Ballroom Dancing is costume design and creation. It has to be inventive and precise to display movement and artistic impression.
Costs can be a major factor in this sport and is dependant upon your level of competitiveness. All clubs and and venues have their own joining fee, tuition fees, subs, as well as your travelling costs and costume expenses. It would be wrong of the author to state costs at this present time and is better discussed with clubs and fellow competitors to get a true idea and where cost can be saved.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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