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 […]

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 […]

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 […]