What is Formation dance?

Formation dance

"This dance form is an example of a partnered dance. In classes a choreographed sequence is generally taught, and in practice dancers follow a choreographed sequence (Editor).

Formation dance consists of a circular or linear arrangement of couples who perform a choreographed routine as part of a larger team. This routine is often based upon another dance style, such as jive, cha-cha, or tango.

Sometimes a ‘potpourri’ routine is performed, which involves a mixture of dance styles from a single dance category such as Latin American dance. This is an especially popular format for ballroom formation team competitions.

Formation dance allows the individual couples to demonstrate their prowess through their own technique, as well as through their ability to move seamlessly as a team." Nichola Manning

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