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Modern Ballroom

This dance style includes several techniques such as the Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Ballroom Tango. These are all social dances which were seen throughout Western Society from around the beginning of the twentieth century. These dance techniques vary in style but are all partner dances; today they are most commonly seen at competitions, at social gatherings or on stage.

Syllabus outlines

Click here to download the American Smooth syllabus outline.

Click here to download the Modern Ballroom syllabus outline.

Click here to view all Dancesport syllabus outlines.

Ballroom competition rules: At present the rules are being revamped and new rules will appear here for the 2015 season.


The ISTD celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2014

Download a fascinating new history of the Modern Ballroom Faculty, written to mark the occasion.

ISTD Modern Ballroom History

If you would like to find out more about ISTD history you can order your copy of 100 Years of Dance from our online shop.


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