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Merengue (pronounced məˈrɛŋɡeɪ) is a style of Latin American music and dance with a two-step beat. Partners hold each other in a closed position. The leader holds the follower’s waist with the leader’s right hand, while holding the follower’s right hand with the leader’s left hand at the follower’s eye level. Partners bend their knees slightly left and right, thus making the hips move left and right. The hips of the leader and follower move in the same direction throughout the song. Partners may walk sideways or circle each other, in small steps. They can switch to an open position and do separate turns without letting go each other’s hands or momentarily releasing one hand. During these turns they may twist and tie their handhold into intricate pretzels. Other choreography is possible. Merengue was made the official music and dance of the Dominican Republic by Rafael Trujillo. Some say merengue derived from the “paso de la empalizada” (pole-fence step). Although the tempo of the music may be frantic, the upper body is kept majestic and turns are slow, typically four beats/steps per complete turn.
In the social dancing of the United States the “empalizada” style is replaced by exaggerated Cuban motion, taught in chain ballroom studios for dances of Latin American origin (chachacha, rumba, mambo, salsa).




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When you are learning a new dance, getting some good music to practice to, or just to enjoy, can be very difficult. The music is taking over and you want more of it in your life, but don’t know where to start.

To make the process a little easier, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite pieces by genre, and provided links to iTunes where available. If you have a particular track that you think should be featured here, let us know. Remember, musicians have to earn a living too. If you like it, please buy it.

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Arctic Monkeys Dancing Shoes Beginner DanceTime Deluxe bachata bhangra breakdance chachacha foxtrot house jive kizomba merengue quickstep reggaeton rockandroll rumba salsa samba street tango waltz
Groove Armada Superstylin Beginner DanceTime Deluxe bachata bhangra breakdance chachacha foxtrot house jive kizomba merengue quickstep reggaeton rockandroll rumba salsa samba street tango waltz
Grupo Mania Linda Eh Beginner DanceTime Deluxe bachata bhangra breakdance chachacha foxtrot house jive kizomba merengue quickstep reggaeton rockandroll rumba salsa samba street tango waltz
Elvis Crespo Suavemente Beginner DanceTime Deluxe bachata bhangra breakdance chachacha foxtrot house jive kizomba merengue quickstep reggaeton rockandroll rumba salsa samba street tango waltz

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