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How rumba and benga influenced each other

Music In AfricaMusic In Africa - Jul 11, 2018
"The Congolese rumba is more laid back. It borrows heavily from the Cuban rumba. In contrast, benga is a faster dance beat. The benga influence becomes clear when you listen to the transition between Congolese rumba and soukous. Nonetheless, I do ...  


Oxnard Salsa Fest Fêtes Our Favorite Fiery Food

NBC Southern CaliforniaNBC Southern California - Jul 11, 2018
IF YOU DIG DIPS, and you adore dancing, you can probably find some deep-down delicious joy by enjoying either. Like, if your friend invited you over to try his new salsa line-up, and you arrived to see five bowls filled to the brim with onion-y, chile ...  


Connecticut Festival Celebrates Authentic Argentine Tango

WNPR NewsWNPR News - Jul 19, 2018
The tango you see in glitzy television dance competitions is not what you'd see in Buenos Aires. And that's why Gem Duras put together The Connecticut Tango Festival -- to promote the sense of community one would feel doing the dance in Argentina.  


Flamenco and tapas make passions rise in Seville – make sure you give this Spanish city a visit

The SunThe Sun - Jul 21, 2018
Flamenco is a combination of passionate dance, right, song and flamboyant guitar. You will know if it is a truly local performance, as it should be completely impromptu. The guitarist watches the dancer, the singer watches the guitarist and, somehow ...  


Cha Cha Cha

Eat 'n' greet at Ribfest

The Tri-City NewsThe Tri-City News - Jul 20, 2018
Learn to dance the cha-cha-cha at the Salsa and Latin Dance Night held at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Class starts at 8 p.m., the spicy dance party begins at 9 p.m., and runs to 12:30 a.m. Entry is $10. For more ...  




Zona d' Fuego Bachata and Merengue

Shepherd ExpressShepherd Express - Jul 17, 2018
Mezcalero Welcomes back Zona d' Fuego. Put your dancing shoes and come ready to dance some of the best bachata and merengue by Zona d' Fuego. Mezcalero will keep you cool and we will have some awesome margaritas for you. See you Saturday ...  


Neto's Tucson: These 4 girls play some serious norteño and cumbia music

Arizona Daily StarArizona Daily Star - Jul 15, 2018
Given their age and short time together, the girls play some serious norteño and cumbia music, the kind that is frequently heard at parties, quinceañeras, dances, at the swap meet and festivals, like last month's Día de San Juan Festival on Tucson's ...  


Bachata lessons offered Sunday
Record-Courier - Jul 10, 2018

The USA Dance event on Sunday will feature Bachata lessons and general dancing at the Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown. The evening will feature: Bachata Basics at 5 p.m.; Intermediate/Advance Bachata at 5:30 p.m., sponsored by ...  

Ballroom Dancing

In short: Ballroom dancing, Putnam County Fair and Charcon returns

Charleston Gazette-MailCharleston Gazette-Mail - Jul 12, 2018
The Moose's regular Friday evening ballroom dance class has picked back up with a new instructor. Nina Surbaugh will teach East Coast Swing 7 to 8 p.m. and Latin Dancing 8 to 10 p.m. Cost is donation-based. For more information, call 304-419-5636.  




Summer on the boardwalk: Haverhill's Harbor Place series delivers music, fun along the Merrimack River

Eagle-TribuneEagle-Tribune - Jul 18, 2018
Courtesy photoSalsa dancing will segue into the jitterbug and swing as the Harbor Place Plaza and boardwalk in Haverhill welcome a "Doo-Wop on the Boardwalk" party this Saturday night. Whether it's the beat of the steel drums or a '50s-inspired doo-wop ...  

Tap Dancing

New York Today: The Tale of Tap Dancing

New York TimesNew York Times - Jul 10, 2018
Good morning on this sunny-then-stormy Tuesday. Honking cars and screeching subways are among the city's most notable sounds. But centuries ago, it was tap dancing. New York was the tap capital as early as the 1800s. The dance form's origin is not well ...  

Line Dancing

Beginner Line Dancing in Camden
PenBayPilot.com - Jul 8, 2018

CAMDEN – Beginner Line Dancing. Thursdays, July 12 – August 16, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.. St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 33 Chestnut Street, Camden. Line dancing is a fun way to get moving with great music and easy to follow dance patterns. Step-by-step ...  

Cajun Dancing

Put on your dancin' shoes

The AdvocateThe Advocate - Jul 11, 2018
While based in the two-step and waltz, however, Cajun dancing follows no strict rules, according to longtime Northshore Cajun Dancers member Bill Weissborn. Hence Weissborn's view is “doing whatever the music is moving you to do,” especially when “Jole ...  


Classical Ballet

This Columbia ballet company has taken on the world. And won

The StateThe State - Jul 8, 2018
Mack's success has played a role in the success of Pavlovich's Ballet School and Columbia Classical Ballet. “The dancers that come to Columbia to audition for the company say that Columbia Classical Ballet is so well-known — from China, Korea, they're ...  

Modern Ballet

Winners of Gamar Almaszade dance competition named [PHOTO]

AzerNewsAzerNews - Jul 12, 2018
“As part of the competition, Mstislav and Siori, having brilliantly performed compositions from classical and modern ballet, became the first and received the highest award - the Grand Prix of the competition. Actress Matisse Love won the second prize ...  

Belly Dancing

The Secret Jewish Identity of the Jamal Twins, Egypt's Belly-dancing Stars

HaaretzHaaretz - Jul 11, 2018
During World War II, many nightclubs were opened in Egypt's big cities to cater to the legions of foreign soldiers who were stationed in the country. One of the best-known of these institutions was Helmieh Palace, in the suburbs of Cairo. The club ...  

African Dance

Sherrie Silver: The dancer behind Childish Gambino's 'This is America' video

CNNCNN - Jul 18, 2018
Yet, for the 23-year old Rwandan dancer and actress who made American rapper, Childish Gambino contort in comical positions, getting African dance on the big stage is more important than anything else. "I want to be a pioneer and get African dance as ...  


Dance? Easy. The Ballerina Tiler Peck Leaves Her Comfort Zone.

New York TimesNew York Times - Jul 13, 2018
Tiler Peck dances with a fleetness so astonishing, it's as if her feet were made of wings. For this ballerina, performing 32 fouettés — those flashy whipping turns made famous in “Swan Lake” — is like a rest step, she once told me. A rest step. Even ...  

Salsa Dancer

On the Town: Dance event welcomes year's longest day

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Jun 26, 2018
Welcomed by Chris Schroeder, the community's executive director, and Jeff Braine, activity and program coordinator, participants also had the chance to meet renowned salsa dancer Natalie Avakian. Advertisement. The principal dancer of prestigious dance ...  

Flamenco Dancer

Pine Mountain festival went on
Daily Mining Gazette - Jul 19, 2018

Four young Upper Peninsula musicians, “the UPstarts,” joined returning artists from the Bergonzi String Quartet, a Schumann art song recital, international flamenco dancer, Karyne Arys, with instrumentalists in “Alma Flamenca,” and a cast of musicians ...  

Ballroom Dancer

Shout Out: Nancy Milewski, retired nurse and ballroom dancer from Darien

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Jul 18, 2018
Nancy Milewski, who has lived in Darien for almost 40 years, is a retired nurse and avid ballroom dancer. She helped save the dance instructor at KLM Park in Hinsdale after he collapsed due to a heart condition. Q: How long have you been ballroom ...  

Belly Dancer

Foreign Belly Dancers? Egyptians Shake Their Heads (and Hips)

New York TimesNew York Times - Jul 8, 2018
CAIRO — When undercover police officers in Egypt swooped on an upscale nightclub on the Nile last spring and arrested a Russian belly dancer, the focus of their investigation was her costume — and what, if anything, lay beneath it. Was the dancer ...  

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