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Dances of the Spanish Speaking Countries

Graphic organizer for the Spanish dance project
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Spenser Fuller

on 29 November 2012

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Transcript of Dances of the Spanish Speaking Countries

Los bailes del mundo hispanico Flamenco Salsa Cha Cha Rumba Merengue Tango Paso Doble Flamenco is a genre of Spanish music, song, and dance from Andalusia, in southern Spain. Includes cante (singing), toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and palmas (handclaps). Salsa is a syncretism dance form with origins from the Cuban Son and Afro-Cuban dance. The cha-cha-cha, or simply cha-cha, is the name of a dance of Cuban origin. Cha-cha-cha may be danced to authentic Cuban music, or to Latin Pop or Latin Rock. The Merengue is a style of Dominican music and dance. Merengue is the official music and dance of the Dominican Republic. "Rumba" refers to ballroom-rumba, one of the ballroom dances which occurs in social dance and in international competitions. This ballroom rumba was derived from a Cuban rhythm and dance called the bolero-son; the international style was derived from studies of dance in Cuba in the pre-revolutionary period. Tango, a distinctive dance and the corresponding musical style of tango music, began in the working-class port neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, Argentina; and years later in Montevideo, Uruguay; in the area of the Rio de la Plata. Paso Doble, or pasodoble, is a traditional dance from Spain march-like musical style as well as the corresponding dance style danced by a couple. PasoDoble is a lively style of dance and is modeled after the sound, drama, and movement of the Spanish and Portuguese bullfight.
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