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What is the Line of Dance?

There are two meanings for the expression Line of Dance (LOD):

  1. The Line of Dance is the imaginary, counter-clockwise path which dancers follow around the dance-floor. This line is especially important for the ballroom dances (waltz, tango, Viennese waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, polka etc.) as these dances are meant to travel. Samba and Paso Doble are two Latin Dances which also move on the line of dance, although that's not always important for beginners. It's a good idea for beginning dancers to do their steps towards the center of the room, as more experienced dancers will usually be flying around on the outside!

  2. The Line of Dance is also the name of our dance instruction journal where we write articles about the world of ballroom dancing! Dance tips, movie reviews, TV show overviews and much more can all be found here.

    We also take requests! Do you have questions about the world of Ballroom and Latin Dancing? Maybe you're having trouble with specific dance steps and need some professional guidance to help work things out. Perhaps your partner needs a mint and you are wondering which brand is truly powerful! No matter what your dance concern, you can find answers to your ballroom dancing questions at Dancing for Dessert and The Line of Dance. We look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Dancing!

Andrew, Magda & Brian

Dancing For Dessert offers online dance instructions for all ballroom dance styles. Learn dance steps for salsa, swing, foxtrot, waltz, tango, rumba, cha cha, and wedding dances. Our online dance lessons will have you dancing with confidence and ease.

What is the Line of Dance?
posted by Dancing For Dessert on 9/26/2005 09:00:00 AM


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