Dances of Latin America

Dances of Latin America

Dances of Latin America reviews the traditional Latin American dances the Salsa, Tango, and Capoeira.

About Salsa

Cathya Beard and Prageeth Sasanka Hettiarachchi introduce the salsa, discussing its origin, the basic movement, and the interaction between partners.

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Salsa Performance

Cathya Beard and Prageeth Sasanka Hettiarachchi perform salsa.

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About the Argentine Tango

Ron and Judith Gariepy introduce the Argentine tango, including the communication necessary between partners and the traditional etiquette for asking someone to dance.

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Argentine Tango Performance

Ron and Judith Gariepy dance the Argentine tango, demonstration the traditional etiquette of asking for a dance and the leading and following that is distinctive of the dance.

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About Capoeira

Joe Allred, leader of the Lexington, KY.-based Capoeira Narahari, discusses the basics of Capoeira and its origins in Brazil.

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Capoeira Demonstration

Lexington, Ky.-based group Capoeira Narahara demonstrate Capoeira, a collaborative game/dance that grew out of fusion of cultures of African slaves and native Indians in Brazil.

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