Tip#32: What exactly is a Latin dance?

What exactly is a Latin dance? Share

Commonly the Latin category includes Bolero, Cha cha, Mambo/Salsa, Merengue and Rumba, but some dance schools will also include Samba.  Latin dances don’t have to be performed to strictly Latin music,  but to create the smooth, sultry look associated with them dancers must use the same techniques.  Cuban action is created by bending and straitening the legs.  Dancers should maintain a constant connection to the floor with their toes, keeping your weight centered on the balls of the feet.  The dance frame is closer and there is a bit more pressure felt in the connection, due to the dancers’ weight being more forward.