Rumba

Rumba dance is an Afro-Cuban folk-dance origin that became a world phenomenon in the early 20th century. The dancers are best known for subtle side to side hip movement with the torso erect. The term rumba has been used internationally to refer to distinct styles of music and dance, most are tangentially related to original…

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Samba

The most famous dance from Brazil is the Samba! The dance is normally performed during festivals and celebrations. It was rumored that Samba is the combinations multiple things. It began in Brazil from the 19th Century. The dance was originally relied on weight shifting, leg movements, rapid steps, slides and others.  Ever since it was…

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Paso Doble

Paso Doble origin was from a Spanish military march, it is also a modern dance that emulates the movement of a bullfight. Paso Doble dance used to involve role-playing, the man performing as a bullfighter and the women perform as a cape. Sometimes, the man also performs as a matador and the women perform as…

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Cha-Cha

Cha Cha is a dance of Cuban origin, it is a dance of onomatopoeia derived from the shuffling sound of the dancer’s feet. The basic patern of cha cha involves the lead taking a checked forward step with the left foot, retaining some weight on the right foot. The partner takes a step back on…

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Jive

Jive and East Coast swing share some similar figures, in terms of their same music style and tempo. It is an African-American origin dance, but it is one of the five International Latin dances. Jive was first demonstrated by Cab Calloway in 1934. The name Jive came from an African dance terms and it got…

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Salsa

Salsa! One of the most famous dance and musical style especially in Latin America and its starting to gain popularity in Europe and Asia. The salsa music has a catchy and sensual rhythm, making it easy to learn but still, difficult to master. Here’s the history, it started back in 1900s in Eastern Cuba with…

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Mambo

Mambo is a dance that originated from Cuba where the Haitians’ settlement is located. Because of the Swing and Cuban music produced, a new sensational dance came with it. The first “Mambo” was attributed by Perez Prado who introduced it at La Tropical night-club which was located in Havana in 1943. Since then, many others…

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