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Types of Dances List

American Rhythm
American Rhythm

As applied to dances, Latin dance is any type of social dance of Latin American origin. Latin hip motion. A characteristic type of hip motion found in the technique of performing a step in Latin and Rhythm dances. Although most visible in the hips, much of the effect is created through the action of the feet and knees.

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Bachata Bolero East Coast Swing Mambo Rumba
Bachata Bolero East Coast Swing Mambo Rumba

The Dances. At 21 North we are proud to teach a variety of partner dances, ranging from American Rhythm and Smooth, to Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Salsa, Bachata, Nightclub 2 Step, and more. Below is the complete list of dances we teach. Along with a few music suggestions and a short video demonstrating each dance.

Cha Cha
Cha Cha

The cha-cha-chá, or simply cha-cha in the U.S., is a dance of Cuban origin. It is danced to the music of the same name introduced by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrin in the early 1950s. This rhythm was developed from the danzón-mambo. The name of the dance is an onomatopoeia derived from the shuffling sound of the dancers' feet.

Corridos
Corridos

Start the dance by assuming standard ballroom position. The man's back should face the center of the dance floor, and the woman should face both the man and the dance floor. Note that couples dancing corridos formally will form a double circle around the ballroom and move counter-clockwise.

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Cumbia
Cumbia

Cuban ethnologist Graciano states that the words Kumba, Kumbe and Koumbi, replacing the letter "k" for "c" (when turned into Spanish) means "drums" or "dances". He adds that cumbé, cumbia and cumba were drums of African origin in the Antilles.

Duranguense
Duranguense

Duranguense is closely related to the Mexican styles of banda and norteño. The main instruments, which are held over from banda, are the saxophone, trombone, and bass drum. However, what sets the duranguense ensemble apart from banda is the addition of synthesizers to play both melodies and the tuba bassline.

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Fandango
Fandango

Fandango, exuberant Spanish courtship dance and a genre of Spanish folk song. The dance, probably of Moorish origin, was popular in Europe in the 18th century and survives in the 20th century as a folk dance in Spain, Portugal, southern France, and Latin America.

Flamenco
Flamenco

Flamenco dance (baile) is a highly-expressive, Spanish dance form. The flamenco is a solo dance characterized by hand clapping, percussive footwork, and intricate hand, arm, and body movements. The dance is usually accompanied by a singer and guitar player.

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Forró
Forró

This is the main list of dances. It is a non-categorized, index list of specific dances. There may also be listed dances which could either be considered specific dances or a family of related dances, depending on your perspective. For example, ballet, ballroom dance and folk dance can be single dance styles or families of related dances.

International Latin
International Latin

There may also be listed dances which could either be considered specific dances or a family of related dances, depending on your perspective. For example, ballet, ballroom dance and folk dance can be single dance styles or families of related dances. The purpose of the page is to have as complete an index as possible.

Jota
Jota

The Spanish jota is the last form to be identified as a major contributor to the folk dances of the viceroyalties of the New World. This dance was performed in a triple metre, with arms held high. Dancers would snap their fingers or play castanets, and the…

MuiñEira
MuiñEira

This is the main list of dances. It is a non-categorized, index list of specific dances. There may also be listed dances which could either be considered specific dances or a family of related dances, depending on your perspective. For example,

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Paso Doble
Paso Doble

The Paso Doble is generally danced to music in a 2/4 Meter between 58 and 62 measures per mintue (116 and 124 beats per minute) . Click here to see a list of Paso Doble songs between 116 and 124 beats per minute.

Sardana
Sardana

The Sardana is a traditional Spanish dance which is danced in a circle while holding hands, and is native to the Spanish region of Catalonia. It originated in the historical region of Empordá, in the North-east of the Catalan region, but became popular across Catalonia during the 20th Century.

Sevillana
Sevillana

Sevillanas are danced by couples of all ages and sexes during celebrations (fiestas or ferias), often by whole families and towns. Sevillana choreography is very stable and knowing it is very useful, since it is a festival dance.

Zambra
Zambra

Zambra (Spanish pronunciation: ), (from Andalusi Arabic Zamra, originally from classical arabic Zamr) is a style of Flamenco dance, typical of the Gypsies of the provinces of Granada and Almeria (Andalusia, Spain). It is believed that the Zambra is a continuation of earlier Morisco styles of dance.