WHAT IS ROUNDDANCING ?
Rounddancing is a variation of ballroom dancing, like English Waltz, Quickstep, ChaChaCha, Rumba, Jive, Tango and so on. In contrast to ballroom dancing a cuer, like in aquare dance, cues the figures and all the couples dance the same sequence at the same time. On a given piece of music the cuer will usually cue the same sequence, so that the dancers won't get surprised by the cuer - in contrary to square dance.
The basic idea on rounddancing is: With the aid of the cuer the dancers are able to dance quite complex choreographies without studying them by hard. Also, as the dancers are all doing the same thing at the same time, no dancer would crash into another. The gentleman loses his leading role - both dancers are now equally.
However, there are also some drawbacks: It takes longer to become a good round dancer than it takes for likewise ballroom dancing. The dancers have to concentrate much more, and of course there is no room for free improvisations for the dancers.
Anyhow, rounddancing is really attractive thought the choreographies, which would suit, very nice to the music. The round dance program is divided in six phases. The first two phases consist mainly of Two-step (Quickstep) and Slow Waltz. From phase III on the other ballroom dances, like ChaChaCha, Rhumba, Jive, Tango, Pasa Doble, Foxtrot and Samba, are added gradually.