Ballroom dancing exists both as a competitive sport and as a leisure activity. For the competitions there are strict guidelines about which techniques are correct, that's why many prefer to keep it a hobby. Ballroom dances are grouped into Latin and Standard dances.

Latin dances:

Dances in the two groups share many characteristics, e.g. Standard dances are danced in constant physical contact, whereas in the Latin dances partners are farther apart and often do not move synchronously.

Ballroom dancing is a fascinating hobby, and it's perfect for meeting people. Maybe it's for you, too?