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 […]

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 […]