Find the best ballroom dance lessons, classes, and instructors at HeyKiki and learn how to ballroom dance. Ballroom dance is a set of partner dances that originated in England. In the past, ballroom dancing was an activity only pursued by the upper class, but today is performed in many social settings, either as a recreational activity, or competitively as a sport. Ballroom dance is a common feature in television, cinema, and theater works due to its cultural significance and entertainment aspects. Competitive ballroom dancing is often referred to as dancesport.