Modern Ballroom Dance Steps

Waltz " The Box"

Box Step is a basic dance step named after the pattern it creates on the floor, which is that of a square or box. It is used in a number of American Style ballroom dances: rumba, waltz, bronze-level foxtrot. This is the most common dance step in the waltz. In International Standard there is a similar step called Closed Change.

Rumba" The Box"

In a typical example, the leader begins with the left foot and proceeds as follows. First half-box: Forward-side-together Second half-box: Backwards-side-together Every step is with full weight transfer. During the second and fourth step the foot is supposed to travel along two sides of the box, rather than along its diagonal.

Foxtrot "The Box"

Rhythm varies. For example, it is "1-2-3, 4-5-6" in waltz and "Sqq, Sqq" in Foxtrot. In other dances (and in variations) the box may start from the left or right foot, either back or forward, or even sidewise.

Universal " The Box"

For beginners Silva Dance has several Dances which are inter-related i.e. "The Box"

We will show you How with Different Technique & Timing - you will be able to express 3 Quite Different Dances.


You will strat to understand it's not just the step's it's how you Execute them!