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Labada

This spicy and flavorful dance is also known as the “Forbidden Dance.” This is probably due to the close nature of the dance and the fact is associate with short-skirts and shirtless guys…it was the style of that time. And, … Continue reading

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Capoeira

Intensive and a workout, the Capoeira can be considered a dance or martial arts, depending on who you talk to.  I believe its an art form, rhythmic, and, thus, a dance. Therefore, I have added it in my blog post … Continue reading

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La Cueca

La Cueca is the national dance and folklore of Chile. This dance mimics the courtship of a chicken and rooster. The handkerchiefs you can see to the right symbolize feathers. Danced for years, la Cueca is influence by both African … Continue reading

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Flamenco

Another extremely passionate and emotional Spanish dance is the Flamenco. Originating in the 16th century, the dance has been an outlet for the poor and oppressed. This may be a result of the flamenco’s tumultuous begins. Thrown together by their … Continue reading

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Paso Doble

Elegant and filled with fierce emotion, the Paso Doble resembles the foot work and movements of Bull fighting, another Spanish tradition. In this case, the man is the matador and the woman is the red handkerchief waved in front of … Continue reading

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Argentine Tango

The Argentine Tango is one of the most complex Latin American dances. This dance requires lessons, practice, balance, and eloquence. The Argentine Tango is truly an emotion-filled and passionate art form. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Argentine Tango debateable … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to my blog on Latin American dances and their history! After watching the first “Dirty Dancing” movie for years and then the second “Dirty Dancing: Havanna Nights” when I was fourteen, I fell in love with Latin American dance. … Continue reading

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