International style

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International Ballroom style is a special sport in partner dancing that you can explore along with salsa dance classes in Walnut, CA! It involves emotions, flexibility, elegance, and an urge for perfection. 

There are two International Style categories we teach: Standard and Latin.

Standard Style includes the Viennese Waltz, Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot, and Tango. Come dance a passionate tango or a romantic waltz with us. Learn to dance with the signature form, closed position, and be on your way to dancing competitively! 

Latin Style includes Cha Cha Cha, Paso Doble, Rumba, Samba and Jive. If a faster Latin rhythm pulls at your heart, try salsa dance lessons in Walnut, CA, along with Latin Style Ballroom dancing!

International Ballroom Style categories:

  • Standard – Viennese Waltz, Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot, and Tango.
  • Latin – Cha Cha, Paso Doble, Jive, Rumba, and Samba.


At Lead & Follow Dance School, you can start with the Waltz to elevate your grace and poise. Once you have that foundation, the pace of The Viennese Waltz will be easier for you. Both styles are elegant and timeless dances that are common in competitions as well as social settings. 

If you are attracted to the smooth joy of the Foxtrot, you can move into learning the high-energy Quickstep, a faster-moving Foxtrot dance. 

Who doesn’t love the passion and drama of the Tango? This sultry dance is a lot of fun to learn whether you’re aiming for a competition setting or not. 

Did you know, in ballroom terms, Cha Cha Cha is the correct name of this dance?  A natural progression from Salsa dance classes in Walnut, CA, is the sexy Cha Cha dance. 

We also offer The Paso Doble which portrays a bullfight where you can be the matador! Rumba is a passionate and slow dance oozing sensuality, while the Samba is joyous, with a distinctive “bounce” action. Jive is a fast and intense version of Swing performed in Brazilian rhythms and is all about energy.Our International Ballroom Style dance lessons like our Salsa dance lessons in Walnut, CA are enjoyable for beginners as well as the most dedicated dancers. These elegant and timeless dances are wonderful to learn for social settings and to drive your passion for competition.



Denis Kutepov

Russian International Ballroom Champion, Blackpool, and World semifinalist in both amateur and professional categories.

Denis is the leader, teacher, and the heart of the Lead&Follow dance school. Tango, foxtrot, Viennese waltz, and quickstep — this is all him.

Mariya Oblakova & Alexsandr Riabtcev

– Finalists of UK Open Championships 2022 in amateur rising stars ballroom
– Bronze medalists of the Russian Amateur Ballroom Championship (RDU, 2020)
– World (2018) and European (2019) Amateur champions in 10 dances (WDC);
– Winners of the UK Open Amateur Championship in 10 dances (2019);
– Finalists of the Blackpool Dance Festival in Amateurs, rising stars Ballroom (2019);

  • Drop in $20
  • 10 classes $170
  • 20 classes $300 exp 3 mo
Practice Parties
  • Drop in $20
  • 10 classes $135
  • 20 classes $240 exp 3 mo
Unlimited groups and practice
  • per person $250/mo
  • per couple or family member $400/mo
on-line classes
  • one class $15
Wedding package $550
  • -6 private lessons
  • -unlimited group classes for 1 month

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