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A bit of History of Ballroom Dancing

The very first ballroom dancing stepbook was written in England by Victor Sivester. Then in 1948 substituted by more modern Revised Technique by Alex Moore. Finaly, in 1993, after some modest revisions but still based on the original Alex Moore Revised Technique, a new book The Ballroom Technique became the one excepted by ISTD and used by all the dancers from all over the world.

Johann Strauss music

The Blue Danube

The very first ballroom dance invented was the Viennese Waltz from Austria, which was danced with the music of most celebrated composer of that time Johann Strauss.


Listen some of his most famous waltzes as The Blue Danube and Tales From The Woods:

Johann Strauss music

Tales From Vienna Woods

(also listen more of Johann Strauss music here)

Viennese Waltz

by current 2016 WDSF World Champions

Dmitry Zharkov - Olga Kulikova

The very first ballroom dance

The very first ballroom dance Step Book

The very first World Ballroom Dance Championships took place in Paris, France in 1905 and then was held annually in different countries. See the List of all World Ballroom Dance champions here.


Ballroom dancing is developing so fast, every year you can see exciting changes to the way dancers perform same well known steps. Every world champion bring interesting ideas how to be more elegant and faster, stronger at the same time, exciting both novice dancers and experienced audience who thinks they've seen it all.


Watch modern day, best of the best, ballroom dancing by 2 current 2016 World Ballroom Dance Champions couples:  

WDSF (World Dancesport Federation World Champions Dmitry Zharkov - Olga Kulikova (Russia) and

WDC (World Dance Council) World Champions Arunas Bizokas and Katyusha Demidova (USA) dancing here.



Watch the 2016 World best Ballroom dance couples dancing here.


Read more about history of modern ballroom dancing here

The very first ballroom dance World Championship