Dance styles

Rumba

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Rumba is one of the most erotic and sensual of all the Latin dance styles due to its slow rhythms and hip movements that create intense bodily expressions. Rumba was also brought to the Western Hemisphere by African slaves. Its new rhythms, bouncing music, and typical gentle movements thrilled audiences everywhere. 19th century descriptions of […]

Dance styles

Samba

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A lively modern ballroom dance from Brazil in bouncy duple time. The samba has an African origin, an ancient folk dance, which is brought through the slave trade to Brazil. The name Samba is from “semba”, an Angolan word, which typically indicates hip movements. Intermittent, short movements represent the movements of the fettered slaves, who […]

Dance styles

Tango, Argentine Tango

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The Tango dance is originally from Spain. Tango was introduced to the New World by the Spanish settlers.  The movements influenced by African slaves and European immigrants. The music came from Europe. Ballroom tango originated in the lower class of Buenos Aires. Local gauchos (cowboys) went to the crowded night clubs and asked the girls […]

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Salsa

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The Salsa has a repeating pattern of six steps danced over the course of eight music beats. Salsa moves traditionally from side to side and features a lot of spins. The meaning of Salsa is “sauce”. It is a taste, which is mixture of several components. The same principle applies to salsa music. Salsa is […]

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Chachacha

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A ballroom dance with small steps and swaying hip movements, performed to a Latin American rhythm. Chachacha in the Western hemisphere was first seen in Cuba, where slaves had brought it from Africa. The new dance was initially called triple mambo, because of the slow mambo step followed by three quick steps, the chasse. The […]