Tango is a dance that has influences from African, Native American and European culture. Dances from the candombe ceremonies of former slave peoples helped shape the modern day tango. The dance originated in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. The music derived from the fusion of various forms of music from Europe.
The mambo dance that was invented by Perez Prado and was popular in the 1940s and 50s in Cuba, Mexico City, and New York is completely different from the modern dance that New Yorkers now call 'mambo' and which is also known as salsa "on 2".
According to Burr merengue actually comes from acoustic groups, and in the Dominican Republic, the folklore is the merengue. During the 20th century, merengue's original lead instrument was the guitar. By the 1940s and 1950s it was performed with accordions.
Paso Doble: the Spanish dance from France George Pytlik January 11, 2015 In the 1930’s a dance known as the Paso Doble became a huge hit among the upper classes of Paris. It was a dramatic dance based around the story of the bullfight. Everyone wanted to be seen as knowing this remarkable dance.
“Rumbrear”. Definition: A Spanish verb meaning to go to parties, having fun and dancing. Sound familiar? This is how the dance style, rumba, got it’s name. Today rumba is a fun, sassy latin-style of ballroom dance that fits nicely with most modern types of music. In this blog we will take a quick glance at the history of rumba and even learn some of the basic steps and nuances of this smooth and sassy latin style of dance.
Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance of Afro-Brazilian origin in 2/4(2 by 4) time danced to Samba music whose origins include the Maxixe. Samba is a dance to black/African people in Brazil who brought much of their music and dance culture into Latin America with them upon arrival into many Latin American countries.