A mix of both social and competitive dances, American Rhythm distinguishes itself by having a more smooth and easy-on-the-eyes style compared to the International Latin. Cuban Motion is a predominant feature of this style, which comes from a delayed hip action and flexed knees.
American Rhythm can be separated into two categories: Club & Competitive/Ballroom.
The 5 Competitive American Rhythm dances are: ChaCha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, and Mambo.
Club Style includes: Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue.
Mainly used in Competitive dancing, the International Latin is a universally known style that is both explosive and eye catching. Latin Motion is the most recognizable feature of this style. Landing on a straight leg and utilizing staccato movements give the International Latin a very unique look.
The 5 International Latin Dances are: Samba, ChaCha, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive.