Ballroom dancing is enjoyed both socially and competitively all around the world. Thecompetitive side is known as dancesport, and it hosts national championships, world championships andmany world class international dance competitions that attract huge audiences. Poise, musicality,footwork, floor craft and presentation and expression are all aspects that judges look for when crowningchampions. Ballroom dancing consists of 5 partner dances. The Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrotand the quickstep. The Waltz is a slower dance that began as a fold dance in Austria. The VienneseWaltz is recognized as the oldest of the ballroom dances. The tango is characterized by staccatomovements. The foxtrot is an American dance, and does not have the rise and fall like the Waltz. Thequickstep is an English dance that is fast, light, and has a fun character to it.