Ballroom is a partnered dance that originated in England but has stylistic roots from all over the world. Ballroom dancing is actually comprised of ten different dance styles, separated into two major groups: Standard and Latin.
Standard dances are smooth and elegant (such as Waltz, Tango, and Quickstep) and are always danced in a closed frame. Latin dances are much more rhythmic and have unique hip actions. Some Latin dances include the Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, and Jive.