dances (7)

Cha-Cha

Cha-Cha first seen in America in the early fifties, followed Mambo, from which it developed. The music is slower than Mambo and the rhythm is less complicated. Many believe that the name is derived from the sound of the feet in the chasse, which is included…

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Jive

Jive originated in Harlem, New York City. It is a very rhythmical and swinging dance, influenced by the Rock'n'Roll, Boogie and Swing. It involves a lot of turns, flicks and kicks. Jive is a fun dance, a "must" for every dancer.

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Quickstep and Foxtrot

Quickstep and Foxtrot have a common origin. In the twenties many bands played the Slow-Foxtrot too fast, which gave rise to many complaints. Eventually they developed into 2 different dances. Slow Foxtrot tempo has been slowed down and Quickstep became clearly the fast version of Foxtrot. The…

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Rumba

Rumba originated in Cuba. If Tango is a dance of passion, Rumba is the unquestionable dance of love. In Rumba woman attempts to dominate man using her feminine charm. In a well choreographed dance there is an element of "tease and run", where the man is being…

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Samba

Samba originates from Brazil where it is the national dance. To achieve the true character of the Samba a dancer must give it a happy, flirtatious and exuberant interpretation. Many figures require a pelvic tilt action - very difficult to achieve, but without it the dance loses much…

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