Competitive Ballroom Dance and Dance Sport

Ballroom dancing has become increasingly popular among college students in recent years. Most large colleges and universities have teams or clubs devoted to ballroom dancing. Many of these larger schools also host a competition each year and invite other schools to come and compete. These competitions generally last for an entire day and are held on a Saturday or Sunday.

Ballroom Dance is divided into two styles of dancing, American and International. The Holy Cross Ballroom Dance Team competes in the American Dances which are divided into two categories, Rhythm and Smooth. The International style of dancing is also divided into two categories, Latin and Standard. Both styles contain many of the same dances, but differences in technique between the styles result in dances that look almost nothing alike. More information on all of the Dances can be found on the Dances page.