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Latin American Dancing

Latin American dance is a general label that refers to various forms of Latin American dance and folk dance, and can include a wide range of dances originating in Latin America (including Puerto Rico and Cuba).


Latin American examples include the cha-cha-cha, rumba, samba, mambo, danza, merengue, tumba, bachata, bomba, plena, paso doble and bolero. Some also consider tango and Argentine tango in this list, although they differ from the rest in their overall style and in dance competition may form their own category or categories. The salsa style, originating among the Latin American population of Spanish Harlem in New York City, is also often considered Latin dance.


Latin folk dances of Argentina include the chacarera, gato, escondido and zamba. Typical Bolivian folk dances are the morenada, kullawada, caporales and the recently created tinku. In Colombia one of the typical dances is the cumbia.



Latin American dance is a general label that refers to various forms of Latin American dance and folk dance, and can include a wide range of dances originating in Latin America (including Puerto Rico and Cuba). Latin American examples include the ch


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