Reggaeton

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Can be danced with a partner or without. In classes a choreographed sequence is generally taught, but in practice it is an improvised dance. Reggaeton music has a mixture of Jamaican and Latin American influences, blended with Hip Hop and Electronica beats. Reggaeton usually incorporates rapping in Spanish or English, and has similar lyrical structure […]

Merengue

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“Merengue is a style of Latin American music and dance with a two-step beat. Partners hold each other in a closed position. The leader holds the follower’s waist with the leader’s right hand, while holding the follower’s right hand with the leader’s left hand at the follower’s eye level. Partners bend their knees slightly left […]

Bachata

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One of the most popular partnered dance nowadays in clubs. Very sensual. The basics to the dance are three-step with a Cuban hip motion, followed by a tap including a hip movement on the 4th beat. The knees should be slightly bent so the performer can sway the hips easier. Generally, most of the dancer’s […]

Paso Doble

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The origin of the Spanish Paso Doble dance represents a bullfight, where the male takes over the role of the bullfighter, while the woman represent the red cape of a toreador and not the bull, as it is often assumed. The man and woman move together around the imaginary bull, while they present flamenco elements […]