|Professional Cuban Dance Team Dancing Mambo |
Originating from cultures found on the island of Cuba.
This 'hot' dance is believed to have been named after voodoo priests.
Initially condemned by the church in some Latin American countries.
This style of dance is from the same family of Dance as the Cha Cha Cha.
The step pattern of this dance is similar to that of the Rumba.
The music for this style however is much faster.
This makes the steps you take much smaller.
While performing this dance your body needs to be tall and erect and you have you have your weight central, with the head held over your backbone.
Throughout this dance a forward movement is performed which is done by pushing your weight forward onto the ball of the foot, then lowering the heel.
It is not required for either partner to throw the head or chest forwards towards each other.
This dance is not a dance for beginners.
This is one of the more difficult of dances to perform.
This style of dance led to the developement of the Cha Cha Cha.
This style has many influences - Cuban, African, Hip-Hop and Jazz - it is becomming popular again as it was in the 1950's.
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