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Cha Cha Cha Dance
 Cha-cha-cha, or simply cha-cha, is the name of a dance of Cuban origin.[1][2]   It is danced to the music of the same name introduced by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrín in 1953. This rhythm was developed from the danzón by a syncopation of the fourth beat. The name is onomatopoeic, derived from the rhythm of the güiro (scraper) and the shuffling of the dancers' feet.[3]   Origin Cha-cha-cha rhythm[4]  The modern style of dancing the... » see more
Boston Dance
 The Walking Boston, sometimes designated the One Step Waltz, is a very simple dance in which many graceful figures may be introduced. It is done to the same music as the Hesitation Waltz and Dream Waltz.   The man starts forward with his left foot and the lady backward with her right, simply walking to waltz time, counting one, two, three to each step. At each step the dancers rise on their toes. Four of these steps are taken forward (backward by the lady), then they balance... » see more
Rumba Dance
 Rumba is a family of percussive rhythms, song and dance that originated in Cuba as a combination of the musical traditions of Africans brought to Cuba as slaves and Spanish colonizers. The name derives from the Cuban Spanish word rumbo which means "party" or "spree". It is secular, with no religious connections.[2] People of African descent in Havana and Matanzas originally used the word rumba as a synonym for party.[3] Olavo Alén states that over time,... » see more
How to dance Slow
 The slow dance: you've probably either loved it or hated it since middle school. No dance can be so romantic, and yet many people who have no trouble shaking their booties all night start to creep toward the sidelines when the music slows down. Don't turn into a wallflower at the end of the evening. You, too, can learn to love a slow dance.      Steps     1 Ask someone to dance. You can't slow dance alone, at least not without looking, well, slow. If you... » see more
How to dance Cha Cha Cha
    Everyone should learn the steps to the Cha-Cha Slide. Even if you've never danced, you will find the steps simple and fun to learn. Besides being a blast to perform with your friends, it's also a good cardiovascular workout. Chicago D.J. Mr. C (Casper) created the line dance in 1996 as an aerobic workout for Bally's Total Fitness.    Learn the steps below so you'll know what to do the next time you are pulled onto the dance floor. During the song, you will hear Mr. C... » see more
How to dance Paso Doble
 Paso Doble, or Pasodoble, is a lively dance modeled after the drama of the Spanish bullfight. Paso doble actually means "two-step."  Paso Doble Characteristics  The Paso Doble is a theatrical Spanish dance. Traditionally, the man is characterized as the matador (bullfighter) and the lady as his cape in the drama of a Spanish bullfight. The dancers may choose to enact the role of the torero, picador, banderillero, bull, or Spanish dancer, and may change roles... » see more
How to dance Tango
Instructions Getting Started 1 Pick music with a slow, steady one-two-three-four beat with emphasis on the one and three beats. Argentine Tango music is best, but even something like slow rock or a rumba will work. 2 Listen to the music and find the beat. Begin to walk in a counter-clockwise circle around the room. 3 Land on the balls of your feet as you walk around the room. 4 Walk backward around the circle now. 5 Look over your shoulder to see where you are going. Women... » see more
How to dance Waltz
 Steps     1 Find a song that is a slow 3/4 song because anything faster would be a different type of waltz, with a different set of guidelines. Though you can keep the basic waltz steps and apply it across different genres.           2 Learn the basic handhold ("frame"). The right hand of the man will be on the woman's shoulder blade, rarely the waist or under her armpit. The lady's left hand is on the partner's shoulder or upper... » see more
How to dance Salsa
 Mastering the Stance   The Salsa can been danced in either a closed dance position or hand-in-hand.   1 In the closed dance position, the lead takes his partner's right hand in his left and places his righthand on her left shoulder blade. The partner should keep her left hand on his right shoulder, with her arm over his.           2 In the hand-in-hand position, the lead has his palms facing upwards, and the partner takes his hands with her... » see more
How to dance Rumba
The rumba is originally derived from Cuba. Expressed with sensual movement and smooth swaying hips, this is the dance of romance. The characteristic of the rumba is for the lady to "tease and run." The follow flirts and entices the lead, only to run away and come back. The basic rumba dance steps are the foundation that's necessary to embody the character of the dance. Music & Timing American Rumba uses 4/4 timing, with four beats to every measure. Two measures of the music... » see more
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Tango
: One of the most fascinating of all dances, the tango is a sensual ballroom dance that originated in South America in the early twentieth century. Tango is usually performed by a man and a woman, expressing an element of romance in their synchronized movements. Originally, the tango was performed only by women, but once it spread into Argentina, it developed into a dance for couples. ... read more

Rumba: The rumba is originally derived from Cuba. Expressed with sensual movement and smooth swaying hips, this is the dance of romance. The characteristic of the rumba is for the lady to "tease and run." The follow flirts and entices the lead, only to run away and come back. The basic rumba dance steps are the foundation that's necessary to embody the character of the dance.... read more

How to dance Cha Cha Cha: Cha-cha-cha, or simply cha-cha, is the name of a dance of Cuban origin. It is danced to the music of the same name introduced by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrín in 1953. This rhythm was developed from the danzón by a syncopation of the fourth beat. The name is onomatopoeic, derived from the rhythm of the güiro (scraper) and the shuffling of the dancers' feet.... read more
 

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