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Five(ish) Minute Dance Lesson: Latin Dance

Have you ever wanted to take a Latin Dance class but didn’t have enough time? In this podcast, Latin Dance instructors Ricardo Loaiza and Elba Garcia prep you to dance the night away! Once you’ve practiced all three dances, find a local Latin Dance club or bust these moves at the next school dance! Wepa! For more dance lessons, visit artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

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HD: Lesson 3: Bachata (in High Definition)

Now it’s time to really kick it into high gear on the dance floor. The Bachata takes some of its cues from other Latin dances, but it’s a unique dance unto itself. Remember, much of Latin dance is connected to “feeling the rhythm.” So listen to the music, and let it move you across the floor.

3mins

14 Nov 2012

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HD: Lesson 2: Salsa (in High Definition)

Ricardo and Elba, along with the dancers from the After School Dance Fund , walk you through the basic steps of the Salsa, one of the most common Latin Dances. The name for the dance was inspired by the food, the dance representing many different styles all being mixed together and re-interpreted on the dance floor. After learning the steps by yourself, grab your partner and dance together.

5mins

6 Nov 2012

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Lesson 2: Salsa (in Standard Definition)

Ricardo and Elba, along with the dancers from the After School Dance Fund , walk you through the basic steps of the Salsa, one of the most common Latin Dances. The name for the dance was inspired by the food, the dance representing many different styles all being mixed together and re-interpreted on the dance floor. After learning the steps by yourself, grab your partner and dance together.

5mins

6 Nov 2012

Rank #3

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HD: Lección 4: Cha Cha Cha (en alta definición)

En esta lección se aprenderá hacer el paso básico o balanceado – un paso para adelante o para atras que lleva su peso ligeramente, balanceandose hacia donde empezó. Es rápido, asi que use pasos ligeros y transfiere unicamente el peso necesario para que se levante el otro pie. Entre los pasos de balanceado, muevese rapidamente los pies para completar el triple paso. Se puede contar 1, 2 (para el paso básico), despues cha- cha- cha (para el triple paso).

5mins

4 Oct 2013

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Lección 4: Cha Cha Cha (en definición estándar)

En esta lección se aprenderá hacer el paso básico o balanceado – un paso para adelante o para atras que lleva su peso ligeramente, balanceandose hacia donde empezó. Es rápido, asi que use pasos ligeros y transfiere unicamente el peso necesario para que se levante el otro pie. Entre los pasos de balanceado, muevese rapidamente los pies para completar el triple paso. Se puede contar 1, 2 (para el paso básico), despues cha- cha- cha (para el triple paso).

5mins

4 Oct 2013

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