International Standard

International Standard is a category of competition ballroom dancing that is defined by the World Dance Council and National Dance Council of America.

An International Standard five dance round consists of the following:
Name Meter MPM Dance­Sport NDCA Professional or Amateur
NDCA Silver/Gold
Slow Waltz 3/4 28-30 28-30 28
Tango (Ballroom) 4/4 32 31-33 32
Viennese Waltz 3/4 56-58 58-60 56-58
Slow Foxtrot 4/4 28-30 28-30 28-30
QuickStep 4/4 48-52 50-52 48-52

Other categories of competition ballroom dancing are International Latin, American Smooth and American Rhythm.

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Try It! Documentation Blog Posts

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