There's all kinds of dancing- you just have to figure out what's popular/available in your area. Ballroom is usually available at the studios that teach it, sometimes at other venues. Check out USAdance.org
(Social Dance) to see if there are any dances held in your area. There are also swing dances held all over the place (swingdancecouncil.com
) and Country Western if you like to dance wearing hats (ucwdc.org
). In some parts of the country, Argentine tango, salsa or other Latin dances are popular. Also mentioned, square dancing, round dancing and line dancing. All are fun, but line dancing and salsa are about the only ones you can do at nightclubs without getting strange looks.
There are also a lot of different places to learn to dance. Studios (both affiliated [Arthur Murray] and independent), community or college classes, nightclubs before the evening dancing begins. In general, you get the best education (and pay the most) at the studio private lessons. Group lessons teach steps but don't offer the in-depth posture and movement of private lessons.
If you aren't sure what style suits you, I recommend taking a series of group lessons through your Parks Dept., community outreach or community college to get a feel for the dance styles. You can switch to the more expensive lessons at any time.