A Spanish dance that resembles a very slow Rumba. It also is a dance of Romance with subtle percussion and a sense of passion…the ballad, the Bongo, the Bolero. Done more in performance and in competition than on a Social dance floor, Bolero requires accomplished technique, balance and control. Its style and story is a supreme pleasure to watch.
A passionate upbeat dance that is the spice of Latin dancing. The fiery energy and playful character make this dance a favorite to all ages. Cha Cha rhythm can be found in any style of music, and it has a way of enticing couples onto the dance floor. This dance is a must know for anyone who is wanting to get out on the dance floor anywhere that music is playing.
East Coast Swing
A lively upbeat member of the Swing family. This dance is popular with the 20-something crowd as it is high energy and danced to Retro and Modern Rock. Although, with it origins back in the 20s, and again in the 40s and 50s, it is also danced to Classic Rock and Big Band Orchestras. This is a dance that is versatile and can be danced in single, double and triple rhythms.
You might say this is the traditional, classic “Granddaddy” of Salsa. This Latin dance originated in Cuba and made its way to the States at the end of World War II, along with the import of the Latin influence in music. It is a fast dance with a syncopated beat, and has great music and lots of great style and Cuban motion. Recognizing and keeping the beat in this dance is essential.
The easiest of all dances to learn. It is made of mostly marching to an 8 Count beat. Sometimes known as the Latin “one-step” can be found a favorite at Latin Clubs through out the world. This dance originated in the Dominican Republic and is characterized by chasses to the side and forward with lots of turns and lots of fun. If you are out social dancing, you must have this dance in your repertoire.
This dance is often referred to as “The Dance of Love” and is selected most often by Wedding couples as their first dance. The Rumba is danced to romantic melodies, and the Latin influence creates a sensuality that is unmatched. This dance is the foundation of all Latin dancing, as it is often used to solidify the Latin Motion Technique that occurs throughout all Rhythm and Latin dances
Brazilian Waltz. Dancing to the beautiful music of Brazil is like a celebration. This dance moves you around the room with its characteristic “pulsing” action and even though the dance is a faster dance, its feel is that of relaxation because of the soft up and down motion.