Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata… Oh, my!
If you've ever been inside a Latin club, you've seen a wide variety of rhythms and movements out on the dance floor. With all that hip action going on, how can you even tell the difference between one dance and another? Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona is here to help! We teach everything from Swing dancing to Country dancing to Argentine Tango and other popular and useful Latin dances like Salsa dancing, Cha Cha and Merengue. Let's take a closer look at three of the most popular dances in the Latin scene here in Phoenix so that the next time you visit a Latin dance club, you will know which dance is what. With some private Latin dance lessons with us, you will even be able to get out on that dance floor and shake what your momma gave you with the rest of them!
Salsa Dancing: Who hasn't heard of the Salsa? Salsa dancing is a fiery, flirty and fun dance, filled with spins and tricks to keep you and your partner entertained. Contrary to popular thought, Salsa dancing is mid-tempo, rather than on the fastest end of Latin dance styles. It had a tricky beat to hear at first, which is why those Latin dance lessons with us here at Dance FX Studios will come in handy. :) When will you use your Salsa dancing? Well if you live here in Phoenix with us, you can find a variety of Latin dance clubs around town. One of our favorite places to go Salsa dancing is Pepin in Scottsdale, AZ. Since Salsa music will come on about 60% of the time in a Latin dance club, it is a must-have dance that will be so much fun to learn and use.
Bachata: Bachata is more recently a very hot and steamy (and very useful) Latin dance in the Phoenix Latin dance scene. As another mid-tempo dance, the Bachata gives you a chance to hold your partner tight and profess your attraction to each other right there on the dance floor with a bunch of sultry and sexy moves. Again, lots of hips are involved, so get prepared for learning to shake them with a few Bachata dance lessons.
Merengue: Merengue is the most playful and easy of the three Latin dances. It involves marching to a very basic beat, which one can easily clap along to. What is great about learning to dance Merengue is that it is so basic that anyone can do it. What makes it a great dance is the fun arm movements that make it look complicated, even though it's not. Learn to dance Merengue and you can quickly fit into any Latin dance scene with ease.