History and Characteristics of Informal Slow Dance
One of the most useful and versatile social dances, the Slow Dance can be danced over a large area or over a small area. It is most often used with contemporary love songs and fits better than any other ballroom dance.
Slow Dance is a combination of Foxtrot, Tango, Bossa Nova, and Samba movements. This gives the dance three distinct rhythms, but transitioning from one rhythm to the next takes a little practice.
Slow Dance music should feel like very slow, romantic Foxtrot music. Like Foxtrot, the music will be accented on the 1st and 3rd beats.