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Pedrito Martinez Group's rumba transports audiences to Cuba

Charleston City PaperCharleston City Paper - May 24, 2017
Beyond his scratchy radio influences, Martinez grew up immersed in the rumba, the percussion-driven dance music that's predominant in Havana. By age 15, he was singing and playing in Santeria ceremonies, a religious influence that permeates his stage ...  


Birth of the Hot: Salsa in New York

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 7, 2017
“Rhythm and Power: Salsa in New York,” an exhibition opening Tuesday, June 13, at the Museum of the City of New York, explores this history in depth. Visitors will be able to see the dance's basic steps as well as more complicated movements in video ...  


At Aston Magna, it takes 10 to tango

Berkshire Eagle (subscription)Berkshire Eagle (subscription) - Jun 19, 2017
For a finale, there was "Tango," a madcap theater piece by Robert Xavier Rodriguez. It came spiked with readings of 1913-14 news clips and church edicts reviling the dance even as it swept Latin America and Europe, dragging the populace into degradation.  


Flamenco Festival features renowned performers, chance to learn

KOB 4KOB 4 - Jun 12, 2017
For seven days, the world's best flamenco dancers put on workshops and performances in Albuquerque. "In Albuquerque there's a really strong flamenco culture,” said Ana Maria Cornejo Silva, a student who drove to the festival from Denver. “In the rest ...  


WATCH: Dayanara dances Lambada, Macarena with Vice | ABS ...

ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News - Feb 19, 2017
Former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, who was once tagged the Philippines' "Dancing Queen," showed that she still can groove during her appearance on ...  

Cha Cha Cha

Kidapawan now holds Guinness title as world's largest Cha-Cha-Cha dance

Minda NewsMinda News - Jun 14, 2017
KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 14 June) – The city is now in the Guinness Book of World Records for staging the world's largest performance of Cha-Cha-Cha in one setting. City Mayor Joseph Evangelista made the public announcement Wednesday in a ...  


Vieux Farka Touré

The QuietusThe Quietus - Jun 14, 2017
Samba – not to be confused with the Brazilian dance music – is from the Songhai meaning for "second born," as well as "good luck," making it a fitting appellation for the latest album by Vieux Farka Touré, second son of Malian blues guitarist Ali Farka ...  


Sheila E. recalls Prince, past hits at Canalside

Buffalo NewsBuffalo News - Jun 23, 2017
The Arizona sextet spent its rousing set touring through Latin fusion, Mexican dance rock and mambo at the direction of guitarist/vocalist Sergio Mendoza and maracas-wielding energizer, Salvador Duran. Highlighted by stanzas of clarinet and trumpet by ...  


Spotlighting the Dominican Republic

TravelPulse (blog)TravelPulse (blog) - Jun 18, 2017
Merengue Festival – October – Food stalls and a stage for performances are set up along Puerto Plata's Malecón which is shut down to vehicles for the celebration of the Dominican Republic's national dance: merengue. Dominican Holidaze – December ...  



Salsa and Bachata Classes @ SalsaFit
BrixtonBuzz - Jun 6, 2017

Salsafit is a company designed for people who like to dance. We host regular weekly Salsa & Bachata classes at the biggest dance floor in London, including one to one lessons and workshops are for all levels from the total beginner to the highly ...  

Ballroom Dancing

Contractor finds passion in ballroom dancing

Vineland Daily JournalVineland Daily Journal - Jun 20, 2017
NORTHFIELD - It all started with a sandwich. Robert Steiger doesn't remember what kind it was, but he remembers he was enjoying a sandwich as he stood outside the Academy of Ballroom Dancing in Northfield. He was looking through the window and saw ...  


Woman whose waltz with policeman went viral shares passion for dance

expressandstar.comexpressandstar.com - Jun 21, 2017
Woman whose waltz with policeman went viral shares passion for dance. Wolverhampton | News | Published: Jun 21,2017 | Last Updated: Jun 21,2017. A woman whose dance with a policeman in a shopping centre went viral has spoken of her love of dancing ...  



Sharon Kantaris

Mason City Globe GazetteMason City Globe Gazette - Jun 25, 2017
She was the best jitterbug dancer around and was often looking for a dancing partner or a student to teach. Sharon was idolized for her cleaning, ironing and organizational skills; there was simply nobody that can keep a house like Sharon. Left to ...  

Tap Dancing

A Tap-Dancing Kevin Spacey Opens the Tonys With a Medley

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 12, 2017
Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times. In a tap-dancing, costume-changing opening, Kevin Spacey began the Tony Awards with parodies of several nominated musicals, with surprise appearances from Stephen Colbert, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal ...  

Line Dancing

Dust Stompers welcome all to their 'special' line dancing group ...

MLive.comMLive.com - Jun 19, 2017
BAY CITY, MI- If you stand on Midland Street in Bay City on a warm Tuesday night you might hear country music coming from The Stables. When you look inside, ...  

Cajun Dancing

There's more to Memorial Day fun than Ski to Sea

The Bellingham HeraldThe Bellingham Herald - May 24, 2017
The Northwest Folklife Festival, now in its 35 year, showcases performances for audiences of all ages that represent the arts and culture of the Pacific Northwest and beyond Friday through Monday at Seattle Center with contra and Cajun dancing; polkas ...  


Squeezebox Stompers to forge Cajun, Zydeco mix at Amazing Things Saturday

MetroWest Daily NewsMetroWest Daily News - Jun 1, 2017
When The Squeezebox Stompers return to Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on June 3 for a night of spirited earthy Cajun and Zydeco music, the audience will have two choices: sit and listen or get up and dance. Before putting together this group, ...  

Classical Ballet

Local dancers celebrate career of Marg Mamo

Shoreline BeaconShoreline Beacon - Jun 19, 2017
With whimsey, beautiful costumes and well-prepared dancers, the Southport School of Classical Ballet celebrated the 40-year career of founder/owner Marg Mamo with a presentation of Wings for Ciara June 10 at Saugeen District Secondary School.  

Modern Ballet

Ex-Atlanta Ballet Dancers Form Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre

WABE 90.1 FMWABE 90.1 FM - May 23, 2017
McFall retired in 2016 after 20 years.) Last week, after the final curtain closed on the Atlanta Ballet's 2016-2017 season, ArtsATL broke the news that Welker and the aforementioned dancers had formed a new company called Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre.  

Belly Dancing

Sascha the belly dancing 'goddess'

New EraNew Era - Jun 16, 2017
She started belly dancing over ten years ago, when she established her 'Moon Goddess Dance Studio' in Windhoek, and has since wowed audiences with her grace and radiance. She is also a lecturer at the University of Namibia (Unam), where she heads ...  

African Dance

A Dispatch from African Dance Master Baba Chuck Davis's Moving Memorial Services in Durham

The Independent WeeklyThe Independent Weekly - Jun 15, 2017
One memorial service wasn't enough to honor Baba Chuck Davis. Ultimately, three separate commemorative events, hundreds of miles apart, were necessary to properly celebrate the life and achievements of the founder of the African American Dance ...  


Flowers, Flowers and More Flowers: How a Star Ballerina Says Goodbye

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 24, 2017
A ballerina's farewell — especially at American Ballet Theater — is a time-honored drama. Rose petals fall like rain from the rafters, fellow dancers parade out to deliver bouquets, and audience members crowd the aisles, roaring as if at a rock concert.  

Salsa Dancer

Moving to the rhythm of the beat

The HinduThe Hindu - Jun 21, 2017
“While I was aware of Salsa, and its different forms, I did not know the techniques,” says Dr. Shantala, who is currently a level two Salsa dancer. This doctor who loves to dance, says she finds the dance form a great stress buster. Techie Leenu Peter ...  

Flamenco Dancer

Portland flamenco dancer to perform story of love, loss in South Portland

The ForecasterThe Forecaster - May 29, 2017
PORTLAND — For flamenco dancer Lindsey Bourassa, the dance form is not just about specific movements. It's “a complete art form that is comprised of music, song, dance and percussion,” Bourassa said, “as well as a very rich history, culture and ...  

Ballroom Dancer

Wish granted for BRC resident's 100th birthday

Early Bird Newspaper (press release)Early Bird Newspaper (press release) - Jun 16, 2017
GREENVILE – When asked what Brethren Retirement Community (BRC) resident, Helen Connerton wanted for her 100th birthday on June 9, she simply said “I would like to dance”. Being a very talented ballroom dancer for many years, Connerton has always ...  

Belly Dancer

Dancers compete for Belly Dancer USA title

NRToday.comNRToday.com - Jun 13, 2017
CANYONVILLE — Belly dancers from across the U.S. and beyond were at the Seven Feathers Convention Center over the weekend for the prestigious Belly Dancer USA competition. The event is organized by Mezdulene Reed of Sutherlin and her Mystical ...  

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