Latin dance is a very old dance form, which usually involves a partner dancer. It includes various types of ballroom dance, as well as folk dance, originated in Latin America. The forms of Latin dances in international competitions incorporate cha-cha-cha, rumba, samba, pasodoble, and also Jive. Street Latin includes salsa, mambo, Rumba, bachata, plena, and Argentine tango. Many of the old Latin dance forms such as Cuban danzón were very popular in the beginning of the 20th century but now do not attract the interests of many.
Various Types of Latin dances:
- Bachata: Bachata is a dance from the Dominican Republic, with the thesis of dejected action, romance, and heartbreak. Bachata has had much success in clubs in recent years. Bachata is a more intimate dance and helps you learn the body language of Latin dance. It’s not enough to know how to do a bunch of moves, to perform this dance form diligently, a good chemistry with the partner is important. An essence of sensuality and connection is implemented in Bachata.
- Cha-cha: Cha-Cha is a Cuban dance identical to the mambo. Cha-cha cannot be very interesting to many but the well-trained dancers of this form can create a magic with it. Many of the cha-cha moves are quite similar to the salsa moves. This dance form teaches us to play with the rhythms as we dance.
- Salsa: In this dance form, the dancer shifts their weight by stepping, the upper body remains unaffected. Shifting weights result in the hip movement. This style of dancing also involves abs movement.
- Paso doble: this Latin American form of dance is influenced by the music played during bullfights while the bullfighter enters the bullring or just before the kill. The lead dancer plays the matador. The follower generally plays the part of the matador’s cape.
DanceMyWay is a Latin Brazilian Dance Company which is based in London. This institute has exceptionally well-trained dancers in Latin American dance forms and teaches international level Latin dance forms to their clients.