標準舞的真正開端是華爾滋舞。眾所周知，華爾滋舞是在1812年左右在英國出現的。起源於1780年左右在德國 Landler 舞引起了大眾注意。
而英國舞蹈教師在1920年代初期將華爾滋舞引入了較慢的速度，後來被稱為 The Modern Waltz（有時被稱為 English Waltz）
最初是來自加勒比海地區和阿根廷的舞蹈。1912年在瑪麗皇后首次要求在皇家舞會正式加入探戈舞,而使探戈舞成為在英國流行舞蹈。探戈舞 Tango現在是英國舞蹈教師的設計的舞蹈, 與阿根廷探戈舞真正的原作幾乎沒有相似之處。
得名於美國著名舞台音樂表演者哈里•福克斯（Harry Fox）創造向，他在1914年的齊格菲歌舞團（Ziegfield Follies）上對拉格泰姆（Ragtime）音樂進行舞蹈。經過英國舞蹈老師的改編後，它成為了狐步舞。
隨著狐步舞變得越來越慢，年輕的舞者們希望跳起更快的布魯斯 Blues音樂。到1923年，出現了更快的狐步舞。幾年後，在世界標準舞錦標賽上，又推出了特別版- 快的狐步舞是查爾斯頓舞 Charleston，最終合併成為 Quickstep
這些舞蹈通常由舞蹈老師為初學者教授，並教授初學者學會聆聽 Foxtrot和 Quickstep的音樂。在舞池中可以利用這些舞蹈與其他入進行交際活動。
鬥牛舞 PASO DOBLE
喳喳喳舞 Cha Cha Cha
喳喳喳舞源於19世紀50年代，這個活潑的古巴舞蹈，源自曼波舞 Mambo 的節奏出現。音樂的風格俏皮及風趣，音樂節奏為每小節4拍，速度是每分鐘32小節。
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BALLR00M DANCES
The real beginnings of Ballroom Dancing was The Waltz. The Waltz as we know it with the close hold, emerged in the UK around 1812. The origin is attributed to The Landler of Germany, that came into notice around 1780. British Dance Teachers introduced a slower speed in the early 1920’s which became known as The Modem Waltz (known sometimes as English Waltz)
Originally from the Caribbean and the Argentine, arrived in England in 19 12. Tango received credibility when Queen Mary asked for it to be demonstrated at a Royal Ball. The Modem Ballroom ‘Tango’ bears little resemblance to the true original, now becomes a staccato dance.
Derives its name from USA music hall performer Harry Fox who executed at the stage with a trotting dance to Ragtime music at the Ziegfield Follies of 1914. When adapted by British Dance Teachers, FOXTROT became a partner dance.
As the Foxtrot became slower, the younger dancers wanted to dance to the faster blues music and by 1923 a faster foxtrot emerged. And a couple of years later at The World Championships a special section for the Quick Foxtrot was introduced. It was at this time that The Charleston appeared and the two dances eventually merged to become the Quickstep
SLOW & QUICK SOCIAL RHYTHM
These dances are used to teach by Dance Teachers for the beginners and learn to listen the music of Foxtrot and Quickstep. most of the dancing ballroom can use these dances for social contact.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LATIN AND AMERICAN DANCES
Cuban Rumba is now known as the classic dance of all Latin dances. The roots of Cuban rumba dance can be traced back to South America by black African slaves in the 16th century. The style of music is romantic and beautiful. The rhythm of the music is 4 beats per measure and the speed is 25 to 27 measures per minute.
Samba is the national dance of Brazil. This is another Latin dance that dates back to South America by black African slaves about 400 years ago. The style of music is lively, passionate and unrestrained, the music rhythm is 2 beats per measure, and the speed is 50 to 52 bars per minute.
The bullfighting dance depicts man as the matador and the lady as his cape.. It originated in France and flourished in Spain. The style of music is stout and strong, the rhythm of the music is 2 beats per measure, and the tempo is 60 to 62 measures per minute.
The form of cowboy dance in jazz was originated in the 19th century. It was passed to the United Kingdom through the American dance boom during the Second World War. The style of music is lively and lively. The rhythm of the music is 4 beats per measure, and the speed is 40 to 44 bars per minute.
CHA CHA CHA
The cha cha cha dance was originated in the 1850s. This lively Cuban dance originated from the rhythm of the Mambo dance. The style of music is playful and funny, the rhythm of the music is 4 beats per bar, and the speed is 32 bars per minute.