It’s just as easy to learn several dances at once as it is to only learn one dance at a time. Because all dances use common elements, what you learn in one dance will help develop skills you need in others. Most dances fall into two main categories: Latin/Rhythm, which utilize toe steps and syncopation; or Ballroom/Smooth, characterized by heel steps and musical downbeats. For example, Swing falls into the Latin/Rhythm category, while Waltz is considered a Ballroom/Smooth dance. Theater Arts dancing adapts dramatic lifts and techniques from Ballet, Modern Dance and Jazz to ballroom styling. Exhibitions are specially choreographed routines for performance and competition.