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.
Parties, Free Dance Lessons, Games & More this June!
Fred Astaire Dance Studios Presents… Festival 2015! June 1-19 Join us during our celebrations of Festival! We will be throwing wild themed dinner parties, giving away FREE dance lessons, and playing a surprise game where you can win big! What is a Festival Party? Our studio has parties every Friday, right? But […]
Ballroom Dance Lessons And Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Go Together!
Ballroom Dance Lessons Are A Great Valentine’s Day Gift Idea Ballroom dance lessons make the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift. What could be more romantic than dancing cheek-to-cheek? You can learn all the most popular social dances — from sexy slow dances to fun and fast ones. Right now, Fred Astaire Willoughby has an […]