Dance Mania, Tito Puente's best-known and best-selling album, came ten years into his career, but at a time (1957) when the craze for mambo and Latin music was beginning to crest. (Another landmark LP, Pérez Prado's Havana 3 A.M., had been released the previous year, and Prado's "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" had hit number one in 1955.) Recorded as part of a just-signed exclusive contract with RCA and appearing in vibrant sound as part of the label's Living Stereo series, Dance Mania exploded with a series of tight arrangements, propulsive playing, and the features of new additions in vocalist Santos Colón and conguero Ray Barretto (who helped, in part, make up for the recent loss of Willie Bobo and Mongo Santamaria to Cal Tjader's group).
Getting Fit Doesn’t Have To Feel Like Work. Anyone can dance off the inches. We’ve made it easy. Ten moves are all you need to dance this ballroom routine – and we’ll show you how. No matter what your age or fitness level, you can have a great time while dancing your way into great shape. You’ll want to do this workout because it’s FUN – and that’s the secret. The more you do it, the more inches you’ll lose. It’s that simple. Losing inches has never been so easy!
Donnie Burns is one of the highest authority in Latin American dancing. Former 14 times World Professional Latin American Champion and 5 times Grand Slam winner, not to mention British Open Champion and UK Open Champion. On these DVDs Donnie uses Sergey Sourkov and Agnieszka Melnicka (2005 UK Open Amateur Latin Championships 5th place) to illustrate the most common errors and misunderstandings of the Latin technique which he sees judging competitions of all levels across the world.
Dance Authority has put 25 years of experience into easy to follow instructional DVD's. We keep it energetic, entertaining, enjoyable and most of all FUN! The DVD'S are perfectly designed for the beginner. Important steps and patterns are demonstrated, explained and illustrated. These DVD's are like bringing your personal professional instructors into the comfort of your very own home. There has never been a more comprehensive collection anywhere in the world. Dance Authority's Series (1-2-3) 10 Dance Collection DVD is over seven hours long, teaching you the basic elements of dance. You'll learn: Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Samba, Swing, Merengue, Salsa, Cha-Cha and Hustle.
If you want Cha Cha music with a beat that is easy to feel, then this CD should work just fine. I bought this CD because my spouse was having trouble finding the Cha Cha beat while we danced together. Dancing the music from this collection has made it easier and more enjoyable for us. All of the tracks are well-suited for Cha Cha and fun to dance to.
Learn how to dance latin and brazilian rhythms in 6 video courses: Latin: Salsa, Salsa on 2, Bachata, Cha Cha Brazilian: Gafieira Samba, Brazilian Zouk
Africa and Latin America together have moulded American popular music since the beginning of the twentieth century. African influences have led to the development of jazz, gospel and blues while successive waves of dance music from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica have largely determined its rhythm. Dance forms and musical stylings such as habanera, bolero, tango, rumba, conga, samba, baion, calypso, mambo, charleston, cha-cha-cha, bossa nova and twistall have their origins outside the USA. This compilation aims to demonstrate just how far back the roots of Latin jazz stretch, well beyond the partnership that Dizzy Gillespie forged with Chano Pozo in founding cubop, the post-war marriage of bebop with Cuban music.