Until the mid 1950s, the term "jazz dance" often referred to tap dance, because tap
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Mark Alexander "Corky" Ballas, Sr. is a retired competitive ballroom dancer who holds several Latin dance championship titles.
He has one son, Mark Ballas, with former wife and partner Shirley Ballas. Corky and Shirley Ballas also raised and trained Julianne and Derek Hough.