Australian New Vogue and Old Time Dances
The New Vogue dance style is an Australian form of sequence dancing that originated in the 1930s. Since then it has become an important part in the Australian ballroom scene, holding as much importance in social and competition dancing as Latin or International Standard dances.
There are a large number of New Vogue dances, although only a handful are common. All New Vogue dances are based on a sequence of dance steps which are continually repeated, usually until the music ends. The sequences are always either 16 or 32 bars long, and require music that is in turn “sequenced” (composed of verses that are either 16 or 32 bars long). Due to the nature of the dances they are much easier to pick up by beginners than, say, Latin dances (which have numerous types of steps that are combined into custom routines) and as such, beginner dancers are less likely to feel overwhelmed when learning them and can perform the dances to a respectable level within a short time of learning.
New Vogue dances can be danced at different levels, with higher levels requiring more precise steps and the addition of arm and torso movement, known as “styling”. New Vogue Dances are based on one of several sub categories, including Viennese Waltz Rhythm, Slow Foxtrot Rhythm, March Rhythm and Tango Rhythm.
|Blues||Riverside Blues - Balmoral Blues|
|Bosa Nova||Bramble - Wattle|
|Cha Cha||Sallyanne Cha Cha|
|Foxtrot||Barclay Blues - Barn Dance - B.G. Blues - Carousel - Charmaine - Excelsior Schottische - Merrilyn|
|Fun Dances||Cowboy Cha Cha - Barn Dance Jive - Alpine Stroll - Festival Glide - Progressive Barn Dance|
|March||Canadian Three Step - Evening Three Step - Gypsy Tap - Militaire|
|Modern Waltz||Alpha Waltz - Bens Waltz - Oxford Waltz - Bluebird Waltz - Eden Waltz - Emmerdale Waltz - Grasmere Waltz - Honeysuckle Waltz - Magenta Waltz - New Vogue Style Waltz - Saga Waltz - Vanity Waltz - Waltz Caroline - Wanderers Waltz - Woodside Waltz|
|Quickstep||Cassius Quickstep - Cameron Quickstep - New Vogue Quickstep - Quando Quickstep - Mayfair Quickstep|
|Rumba||Blue Angel Rumba - Miami Rumba - Queen of Hearts Rumba - Rumba One - Rumba Sicilia - Rumba Wisteria|
|Salsa||Sweet Bay Salsa|
|Saunter||Redrose Saunter - Saunter Caprice - Saunter Sancere - Saunter Together - Snowdrop Saunter - Alvaston Blues - Buddleia Blues - Dynasty Blues - Fairview Saunter - Heathers Saunter - Kingfisher Saunter|
|Swing||Alabama Swing - Chevy Swing - Chicago Swing - Dixie Swing - Gatsby Swing - Highland Swing - Ragtime Swing - Sindy Swing - Soho Swing|
|Tango||Square Tango - Argus Tango - Black Knight Tango - Midnight Tango - Tango Serida - Tango Solair - La Bomba - Tangoette -Tango Terrific|
|Viennese Waltz||Dorothea Waltz - Empress Waltz - Lucille Waltz - Parma Waltz - Pride of Erin Waltz - Swing Waltz - Tracie Leigh Waltz -Twilight Waltz - Camron Waltz - Presentation Waltz - Remembrance Waltz - Waltz Petite - Waltz Supreme|