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Video Tutorial – Merengue: Lesson 04/15 Basic Step to the Beat – The Merengue is the national dance of the Dominican Republic, and also to some extent, of Haiti, the neighbor sharing the island.
There are two popular versions of the of the origin of the Dominican national dance, the Merengue. One story alleges the dance originated with slaves who were chained together and, of necessity, were forced to drag one leg as they cut sugar to the beat of drums. The second story alleges that a great hero was wounded in the leg during one of the many revolutions in the Dominican Republic. A party of villagers welcomed him home with a victory celebration and, out of sympathy, everyone dancing felt obliged to limp and drag one foot.

There is a lot of variety in Merengue music. Tempos vary a great deal and the Dominicans enjoy a sharp quickening in pace towards the latter part of the dance. The most favored routine at the clubs and restaurants that run a dance floor is a slow Bolero, breaking into a Merengue, which becomes akin to a bright, fast Jive in its closing stages. The ballroom Merengue is slower and has a modified hip action.
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Video Tutorial – Merengue: Lesson 03/15 Basic Step With Music – The Merengue is the national dance of the Dominican Republic, and also to some extent, of Haiti, the neighbor sharing the island.
There are two popular versions of the of the origin of the Dominican national dance, the Merengue. One story alleges the dance originated with slaves who were chained together and, of necessity, were forced to drag one leg as they cut sugar to the beat of drums. The second story alleges that a great hero was wounded in the leg during one of the many revolutions in the Dominican Republic. A party of villagers welcomed him home with a victory celebration and, out of sympathy, everyone dancing felt obliged to limp and drag one foot.

There is a lot of variety in Merengue music. Tempos vary a great deal and the Dominicans enjoy a sharp quickening in pace towards the latter part of the dance. The most favored routine at the clubs and restaurants that run a dance floor is a slow Bolero, breaking into a Merengue, which becomes akin to a bright, fast Jive in its closing stages. The ballroom Merengue is slower and has a modified hip action.
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Video Tutorial – Merengue: Lesson 02/15 Basic Step – The Merengue is the national dance of the Dominican Republic, and also to some extent, of Haiti, the neighbor sharing the island.
There are two popular versions of the of the origin of the Dominican national dance, the Merengue. One story alleges the dance originated with slaves who were chained together and, of necessity, were forced to drag one leg as they cut sugar to the beat of drums. The second story alleges that a great hero was wounded in the leg during one of the many revolutions in the Dominican Republic. A party of villagers welcomed him home with a victory celebration and, out of sympathy, everyone dancing felt obliged to limp and drag one foot.

There is a lot of variety in Merengue music. Tempos vary a great deal and the Dominicans enjoy a sharp quickening in pace towards the latter part of the dance. The most favored routine at the clubs and restaurants that run a dance floor is a slow Bolero, breaking into a Merengue, which becomes akin to a bright, fast Jive in its closing stages. The ballroom Merengue is slower and has a modified hip action.
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Learn about how to do she goes he goes turning in Merengue dancing in this free dance lesson video.

Expert: Rodney Lopez
Bio: Rodney Lopez is an accomplished Latin dance instructor, who has taught and performed at major venues.
Filmmaker: Paul Muller

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Get close and learn to to turn in merengue lesson 2 with Dancin’ David and Dancin’ Dawn from DANCIN’ TIME. What time is it?…it’s DANCIN’ TIME!

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Learn how to put partner dance steps for merengue dancing together with expert Caribbean merengue dancing instruction from a professional dancer in this free online dance lesson and choreography video clip.

Expert: Christina Haggerty
Contact: www.christinahaggerty.com
Bio: Christina Haggerty empezó su entrenamiento formal de baile en la universidad, donde tomó sus primeras clases de jazz, balet y bailes étnicos.
Filmmaker: Nili Nathan

Duration : 0:1:29

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Learn how to dance the Merengue with basic steps for ladies in this free Latin dance lesson on video.

Expert: Leslie Sack
Contact: www.lesliesack.com
Bio: Leslie Sack has been teaching, performing and competing in Latin and ballroom dancing for the past 12 years. She was an award-winning teacher and dance competitor for Arthur Murray Dance Studios.
Filmmaker: Diana Bacon

Duration : 0:1:51

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Learn how to dance the Merengue with basic steps for ladies in this free Latin dance lesson on video.

Expert: Leslie Sack
Contact: www.lesliesack.com
Bio: Leslie Sack has been teaching, performing and competing in Latin and ballroom dancing for the past 12 years. She was an award-winning teacher and dance competitor for Arthur Murray Dance Studios.
Filmmaker: Diana Bacon

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Learn about the sweetheart position when dancing the Merengue in this free Latin dance lesson on video.

Expert: Leslie Sack
Contact: www.lesliesack.com
Bio: Leslie Sack has been teaching, performing and competing in Latin and ballroom dancing for the past 12 years. She was an award-winning teacher and dance competitor for Arthur Murray Dance Studios.
Filmmaker: Diana Bacon

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Learn how to swing your hips merengue style with expert Caribbean merengue dancing instruction from a professional dancer in this free online dance lesson and choreography video clip.

Expert: Christina Haggerty
Contact: www.christinahaggerty.com
Bio: Christina Haggerty empezó su entrenamiento formal de baile en la universidad, donde tomó sus primeras clases de jazz, balet y bailes étnicos.
Filmmaker: Nili Nathan

Duration : 0:1:45

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