Latin American Dance Sports

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Samba is a cheerful and quick Latin American dance with peculiar rhythms which has strong drum rhythms played with the instruments such as tamborim, chocalho, reco-reco and cabana which belong to the Brazillian music. The Samba versions presented at Rio Carnivals every year differ from the international Samba which is a developed version. While Samba is danced individually at Rio Carnivals, it is performed in pairs under the name of Latin American Dance Sport as appropriate for the international versions.

Cha Cha Cha

ChaChaCha music has sharp and hard characteristics. However, the melodies may feature carelessness and negligence as well. Sharp beats within the rhythms meet with sudden and hard movements in dance. ChaChaCha, in general sense, provides dance lovers with cheerful, joyful, a little bit naughty and pernicious party atmosphere rather than dignity and earnestness.




Rumba music connotates romanticism and heart beat. The passion and effect of dance mostly comes alive with the melodies in music. Rumba is a slow paced, difficult but a rare Latin American dance. It projects the passion between the couples to the movements.


Jive dance has taken different names such as Lindy, West Coast Swing, American Swing and Rock’n Roll. Despite its resemblance to Rock’n Roll, Jive requires more action. Jive is a Latin American dance in which you need to be elegant, vigorous and energetic. Even though it is full of action, it may be performed in a small movement place because of its being a position dance.


Paso Doble


Contrary to what is believed, Paso Doble was brought to the glossary of dance by the French people, not the Spanish. In Paso Doble, the female and the male dancer showcase a theme of bullfight together. The male takes the role of a matador and the female becomes a bull in some figures or a cloak that the male holds in other figures. In general, male figures constitute the basis of this dance. You may be able to learn it from the experts; it is not proper for impromptu and it requires a precreated choreography.