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Cha-Cha (or Cha-Cha-Cha) is variation of two other dances, it is a derivative of Mambo through its Latin music and it is also a stepchild of Swing/Lindy, as it is danced with a triple step and a break. In 1953 a new syncopated beat that sounded like a slow Mambo was played by the Cuban Orchestra...
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Bachata is quickly becoming one of today's most popular Latin dances, but it was not always so. Bachata dates back as far as the 1960's, in a time where the Dominican elite associated both the music and form of dance with crudeness and vulgarity. It wasn't until the 1990's that Bachata began to gain momentum....
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Authentic Merengue is one of the simplest Latin dances to learn. The beat is clear and the rhythm constant. Merengue's beauty is in its simple and ingenuous composition. Extravagant Cuban hip action is unnecessary (unlike other popular ballroom Latin dancers) when dancing the Merengue. As with Bachata, (the other popular Dominican dance) the emphasis is...
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On March 26, 1926, the Savoy Ballroom opened its doors in the Harlem section of New York City. Music at this night club was largely swinging jazz, and the music attracted many of the best dancers in the local area. On these floors the Charleston and the Lindy Hop were One evening in 1927, following...
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