3El 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
4Más 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”
6El 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
8El 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)
10La 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.
12La 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.>>