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.
Try A Bit of Ballroom at Our FREE Guest Party, Sept. 13
Try Ballroom Dancing at our FREE Guest Party, Sept. 13 Every day, people tell us that they’ve “always wanted to dance.” Now you have a chance to try ballroom dancing at a special Guest Party on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. The party runs from 7-9 p.m. and features hors d’oeuvres, a mini group lesson, […]
Fred Astaire Willoughby In The Spotlight at Gay Games 9
Staff & Students Performed & Volunteered at Gay Games 9, Aug. 9-15 Our students and staff performed, choreographed, volunteered, attended a year’s worth of meetings, danced backup for an *N Sync superstar – and even put together an entire show. The team at Fred Astaire Willoughby did it all for Gay Games […]