International Latin dances are performed with a set routine and rarely improvised.

Dances

  • Cha Cha
  • Samba
  • Rumba
  • Paso Doble
  • Jive

Tempo

International Latin tempi approved by the NDCA
Style Beats
per
Meas.
Pro/Am Pro & Amateur
MPM BPM MPM BPM
Cha Cha 4 31 (124) 31 (124)
Samba 2 48-50 (96-100) 50 (100)
Rumba 4 27 (108) 26 (104)
Paso Doble 2 60-62 (120-124) 60-62 (120-124)
Jive 4 44-46 (176-184) 44 (176)