Salsa Bachata Mambo Afro | Dance Types & Genres

Salsa

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This form of street dance has its roots from the Caribbean (especially in Cuba and Puerto Rico), Latin and North America along with a strong African influence in the music as well as the dance.

The dance originated through the mixture of Mambo, Danzón, Guaguancó, Cuban Son, and other typical Cuban dance forms.

Today, the most prominent forms of salsa are LA, New York, Cuban, Colombian, and Puerto Rican.

Salsa can be danced solo or with a partner though it is usually the latter. As a social dance, improvisation and spontaneity are always present.

Just like the sauce, salsa is hot, spicy, sometimes flirty and most importantly, fun!

Bachata

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Bachata originated in the countryside and rural neighborhoods of the Dominican Republic. Characterized by themes of romance, especially that of heartbreak and sadness, the genre used to be known as amargue (“bitterness,” or “bitter music”) until the term Bachata became popular.  Today, it is a very beautiful, sensual and romantic form of social dance!

En Motion Bachata 

At En Motion, we teach both open and close hold styles in our classes. Particularly, we incorporated a unique close-embrace hip leading technique where the connection of hips and body isolation movements are infused into the dance. This ensures control over both weight transfer and hip movement which helps in ensuring synchronization of movements for both male and female.

We have infused elements of many other different dance forms such as Modern, Sensual, Hip Hop and so on, into our syllabus. We also share our interpretation of different Bachata songs in a beautiful and artistic manner so that the dance may be felt even more deeply.

Afro Cuban Fusion

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Afro-Cuban dance is a total body movement class which incorporates Rumba, Son, Palo and Orisha dances.

Afro was deemed as the roots and fundamentals of Salsa and is widely infuse into the Salsa steps we are dance today.

Learn how to take your body movement to another level while dancing to the rhythms of Cuban music fused with African drums.

En Motion instructors are one of the rare groups who have the privilege to receive direct training in Cuba and Italy from great Afro-cuban maestros like Alberto Valdes, Maykel Fonts, Chiquito, Fernando Sosa, Antonio & Jasmina Berardi and Silvio (in Cuba).

We aim to bring to our students some of the best and most authentic African Dance arts. Be prepared to work on full body isolation from head, shoulders, rib-cage, hip to knees.

Mambo

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Mambo is heaven’s gift to music: a high-energy, Cuban style with an infectious rhythm. Named “Mambo”, meaning “Shake it”

A Latin dance of Cuba which was developed in the 1940s when the music genre of the same name became popular throughout Latin America.

It was popularized in New York and often received the name of “Salsa on 2”, “Mambo on 2” or “Modern Mambo”.

It looks and feels almost similar to Salsa but it is dance in a different count system. Come and experience the passion and fun of dancing Mambo!