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Latin Dance

Latin Dance are couples dances which derived from Latin American countries. They are performed in competitions, similar to Ballroom dance, and in dance clubs and festivals. They are generally known for their fast pace and expressive rhythm. Compared to other ballroom dances, Latin dances are generally faster-paced, more sensual, and have more rhythmic expression. The latin dances are for couples, typically a man and a woman. Partners sometimes dance in a closed, tight position, and sometimes hold only one hand. Latin dancing, as Latin music, is sultry and physical. Quick paced rhythms and playful movements make the various Latin dances endlessly entertaining, sometimes even breathtaking.

International Latin consists of the following five dances: Cha-Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble and Jive. These dances are now performed all over the world as Latin-American dances in international DanceSport competitions, as well as being danced socially.

International Latin Dances:

Cha-Cha: Energetic and sassy, the Cha-Cha is danced to authentic Latin music or Latin Pop.

Rumba: The Rumba is known as the "dance of love." Danced to romantic, Latin love songs, it is fun and quite easy to learn.

Samba: The Samba is a lively Brazilian dance consisting of many jumps and turns. Samba is an extremely fast dance.

Paso Doble: Meaning "two step" in Spanish, Pasa Doble is a lively, march-like dance with significantly less hip movement.

Jive : A variation of the Jitterbug, the Jive consists of dance steps derived from country dancing.

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