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Different Styles of Dance Across North America

DIFFERENT STYLES OE DANCE ACROSS NORTH AMERICA ARGENTINE TANGO Buenos Aires ORIGINS Started near the docks and barrios of Buenos Aires Tango was initially looked down upon by upper classes because it was so passionate CHARACTERISTICS MUSIC A flexible dance with no fixed Some tangos are plaintive rules for tempo or steps and filled with emotion No two dances Others are upbeat are ever the same and bright-spirited SALSA AFRO- LATIN CUBAN ORIGINS A combination of different Latin and Afro-Cuban dances The term "salsa" originated in New York after the dance traveled stateside CHARACTERISTICS MUSIC A steamy, Salsa music is pulsing provocative dance and energetic Usually danced in a small Combines elements of area of the dance floor Cumbia, Guaracha, and more Picture dancing in the corner of your kitchen SWING Started as early as the 1920s in speakeasies ORIGINS Became popular even through the Great Depression and World War |I CHARACTERISTICS MUSIC Lots of horns and A high-energy dance full of turns and acrobatics infectious, driving percussion Dancing couples usually hold hands instead of placing hands Big band music like tunes around the waist popularized by Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller INFOGRAPHIC CELEBRATING 100 YEARS PROVIDED BY Arthur Mu salsa.html 4673887 swing-dancing html

Different Styles of Dance Across North America

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Swing dancing started to gain notoriety throughout the Great Depression and World War II. This high-energy dance style is often accompanied by Big Band music. Check out this infographic from a dance s...


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