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Archive for the ‘Latin Dancing’ Category

The Story of Samba

1st Samba fandango

Those who watch TV shows like Dancing With the Stars or other similar programs might envision a pair of minimally dressed ballroom dancers slinking across the floor together to fast, pulsating rhythms when they think of samba. While others may picture scantily clad women adorned with feathers. Although both are indeed variations, samba’s authentic form […]

When Mambo and Cha Cha were Kings : Dance styles of a Bygone Era

Vintage Clips aren’t just for the lindy hoppers! Dances, such as the Mambo and Cha Cha are constantly changing and evolving.  Many of the basic steps or rhythms may stay the same, but the aesthetic choices dancers make when executing those steps transform over time in relation to their music and cultural context.  In the […]

International Latin Classes at ATOMIC – Placentia

International Latin Style classes have just been added to the ATOMIC Ballroom’s new location in Placentia! The classes include the Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Paso Doble, and Samba and these classes will the proper form and technique that is used in competitions the world over.  American Style dancing is primarily used here in the States […]

Good Dancing Check List

Whitey's Lindy Hoppers

Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers

I’ve tried to come up with some rules of dance for myself and for my students. I’m looking for universal truths. Things that are hard to argue against. But of course…feel free :-)