Today, you dont hear much about ballroom dancing. It is not as popular as it was years and years ago. People long ago who engaged in ballroom dancing were the privileged. It was great social dancing that was enjoyed on television and stages all over the world. Obviously, ballrooms were rooms inside of large buildings specifically for formal dancing. The rooms are usually really large and have very high ceilings. Long ago balls were often held in the homes of others. People who owned mansions usually designated one room as the ballroom. Of course the room had to be large enough and appropriate for dancing. The floors were required to be marble or hardwood floors. Ballroom dances were very popular during the 19th century and still holds a considerable amount of interest today. There are still many today who use local ballrooms for formal dances for special occasions such as weddings and traditional dances for families who get together for a dance. ballroom dancing can be an excellent way to clear your mind, relieve some stress and put your focus on something else that can be very energetic and fun. Ballroom dancing can also be a practice that helps you develop self confidence in the presence of others considering these dances are normally done for an audience and with a partner. It also gives you the opportunity to meet new people and learn how to be social among strangers. With so much movement and energy, ballroom dancing can be a great way to burn off all those calories, and you can have fun while you do it.