International Style

International Ballroom Dance Classes Near Walnut, CA


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International Ballroom style is a special sport in partner dancing that you can explore at our International Ballroom 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, bring a friend and join us for some Latin Style Ballroom dance lessons in Walnut, CA!

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 for this dance?  The Cha Cha Cha, also called Cha-Cha, is a sexy dance and typically danced to authentic Cuban music, however, during ballroom competitions, it may be danced to Latin Rock or Latin Pop. If you are interested in learning this style, join us for some Latin group dance lessons in Walnut, CA. 

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 Dance Classes in Walnut, CA, are enjoyable for beginners and the most dedicated dancers. These elegant and timeless dances are wonderful to learn in 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);

Aleksey Seredin

International Ballroom and Latin teacher.

– Finalist of Russian Championship in Professional
– Finalist in Professional of World Championship of Show
– Finalist in Professional of World Cup
– Semifinals in Professional of World Championship

Ekaterina Khoreva & Aleksei Chebotar

– Winners of National Champions under 21
– Silver medalists of German Open Championship
– Winners and finalists of many international competitions (Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Nederland, Bulgaria, Slovenia etc)

Lesya Sinitsa

– Blackpool Professional International Ballroom Semi-Finalist
– Ohio Star Ball Showdance Champion
– US Open Professional International Ballroom Finalist
– US Open Professional Rising Star International Ballroom Champion
– US National Professional Rising Star International Ballroom Champion
– US Amateur American Smooth Champion

  • Drop in $20
  • 10 classes $170
  • 20 classes $300 exp 3 mo
Wedding package $550
  • -6 private lessons
  • -unlimited group classes for 1 month

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