There is so many questions you can ask yourself when you start thinking about ballroom dancing: Can I master ballroom dancing in 2 weeks? Is ballroom dance difficult to learn for a novice man?
All these questions are valid one. In this blog post, we will talk about the different types of ballroom dances you can learn easily for a wedding or an event (you will probably still need to take some dance lessons) and the one that are more sophisticated.
The answer to your questions depends a lot on which of the two areas you are focusing on: difficulty of achieving basic ability vs. difficulty of becoming top-tier competitive.
There is a also a distinction to be drawn between being great at improvisational lead-and-followed dancing versus competing with a pre-choreographed routine.
For beginners who wants to learn a dance, let’s have a look to the things that make a dance harder:
-fast songs: indeed fast sons make a dance much harder to learn since there is less time to decide a move, lead it, have the follow understand, and then do the move. (e.g. salsa, balboa, and quickstep are all danced to very fast music)
-less connection between partners: the more points of contact between you and your partner the easier in general it is to lead a move. However, this is not a major factor in making any one dance much harder than others since many dances switch in and out of closed position.
So my advice is that if you are a complete novice to ballroom dancing and you need to perform for an event, have a look to the checklist “10 ways to prepare yourself for ballroom dancing” that will give you a fair idea of what you will need to be ready the D-Day!