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.
Anna Trebunskaya Will Be Here August 21-22!
Take A Private Lesson With Anna! For the first time, Anna Trebunskaya will be coaching at Fred Astaire Willoughby. It’s a terrific opportunity for you to learn from one of the world’s great professionals…and to rub elbows with a cast member from Dancing With The Stars! Anna has numerous professional accomplishments including [...]
Express Yourself! Our Newest Class Series Begins In June!
Learn To EXPRESS YOURSELF in Dance! A dancer who is technically perfect but expresses zero emotion leaves us cold. But watch an imperfect dancer twirling with emotion and we’re captivated, charmed and touched. So HOW do you let yourself go on the dance floor? How do you show an emotion that matches your [...]