The Merengue, the national dance of the Dominican Republic, was created in the mid-1950s. With its simple steps and 1-2 march-like rhythm, it was rumored to be initially performed by the guests of a crippled general in the Dominican Republic who wanted to imitate him as he dragged his lame right leg across the floor! The Merengue is known for its liveliness, with a step on every beat, knee action, and wiggles from side to side. Since it doesn’t move around the dance floor, it’s perfect for small, crowded dance floors.
Argentine Tango Workshops with Christy Cote Aug. 9
Join Argentine Tango Workshops With World-Renowned Instructor World-renowned Argentine Tango coach and choreographer Christy Cote will be in Cleveland for the first time in 12 years! Enjoy THREE 90-minute workshops with Christy at Fred Astaire Willoughby: 1. Creating a beautiful and musical Argentine. Christy will share exercises and tips to create a […]
Salsa Champion Anya Fuchs Is Teaching at Fred Astaire Willoughby May 16-17
One Super Star Dancer — Two Phenomenal Workshops Anya Fuchs is the U.S. Salsa Champion, an Argentine Tango specialist, Dancing With The Stars pro and an actress. And NOW, you can take lessons with her at Fred Astaire Willoughby. Anya will be in our studio May 16-17, and we couldn’t be more excited. […]