Latin

April 20th, 2010

The romantic languages (Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese) come from the ancient Latin language and now characterise a culture that has spread over a large part of South America. Three dances from this region as well as one from Spain/France and one from the USA make the group of dances now internationally known as the ‘Latin American’ dances – danced and enjoyed by millions worldwide. The term ‘Latin American’ is an abbreviation of ‘Latin and American’ rather than a reference to the geographic area of Latin America. These dances comprise of one half of the 10 dances performed by Marie-Louise and Garreth.
In a latin competition, the samba is danced first, followed by the cha cha and the rumba. In the championclass, the rumba is followed by a paso doble and the jive is the final dance.

Latin

Click the ‘Latin’ menu for a short history and description of each dance.

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