3 El FlamencoDe EspañaDance and music of the gypsies (gitanos) of southern SpainFeatures guitar, clapping hands, sometimes castanets along with chanting vocalsStrong quick footworkDelicate, smooth hand movementsCan be danced alone or with a partner
4 Más del Flamenco… Joaquín Cortés – famous flamenco dancer de EspañaJennifer Lopez – de Nueva York de padres puertorriqueñosencorporated flamenco (and salsa) in her 1st concertdanced flamenco with Joaquín Cortés in her 1st concertGypsy Kings – banda famosa de Españaflamenco musicians and singersSang “Hay un amigo en mi”on Toy Story 3 soundtrackOther famous songs are “Bamboleo” and “Volaré”
6 El Tango De Argentina Passionate, romantic Shows love/hate struggle Couple’s dance with quick intertwining footwork, dips, and close partnering often featured on “Dancing with the Stars.”Antonio Banderas – actor de EspañaDanced the tango in the movie “Take the Lead”Jessie and Buzz
8 El Merengue De la República Dominicana Features African rhythms (ritmos africanos) and brass instrumentsLeft, right, left, right steps (like marching)Elvis Crespo – un cantante del merengue puertorriqueñoSuavemente (popular song)
10 La Salsa (click on pic) De Puerto Rico Mix of meringue, jazz, and other types of musicFront to center, pause/back to center,pause dance stepsCelia Cruz (cantante cubana)Famous for saying <<¡Azúcar!>>Tito Puente (músico puertorriqueño)<<Oye Cómo Va>> was a famous song of hisIt was covered by Carlos Santana for which he earned a Grammy Award.
12 La Cumbia De Colombia Accordion is a key instrument. Step behind with right foot, then back to center, pivot, pause (repeat step with left foot starting)Selena Quintanilla Perez had a hit called <<Baila Esta Cumbia.>>