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Why Dancing Bachata Is Easier Than Salsa?

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Some of the most passionate Bachata dancers are of the opinion that Bachata is easier than Salsa. More specifically, some claim that Bachata is more forgiving than Salsa with respect to the timing and execution of the movements. This is of course debatable, but there are many reasons that might justify such a statement. 5 […]

The Benefits of Dancing For Children


Dancing for children is a fun way to help them develop coordination, socialization skills, and self-confidence. Learn the benefits in this article.

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How Dancing Can Improve Your Mental Health


There are many reasons why dance can be great for your mental health. For one, it’s a form of exercise. Exercise is known to have a lot of benefits for the mind and body, such as reducing stress and anxiety levels. Dance can also be a fun way to express yourself. It can help you […]

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Types of Bachata Dancing Styles

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You saw someone dancing bachata and you instantly fell in love. Now all you think about is when you will learn bachata dance steps Dominican style. But, what bachata dance style do you really want to learn? In this article, we will shed some light on what makes the main Bachata styles unique. Bachata Dance […]

Latin Dance: The Difference Between Cha Cha, Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata

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If you are looking for the best Latin dance lessons in Raleigh, NC then you have come to the right place. Latin dancing is popular on the ballroom dance floor, but often people are confused about the differences between cha cha, salsa, merengue, and bachata. You may be wondering what is the difference between all […]

All You Need to Know About Dancing for a Wedding


Weddings are full of fun, friends, family, and of course, dancing. But, not all of us are born dancing queens or kings. Whether you’re the bride, groom, or guest, there are some things to keep in mind so that your feet are moving in the right direction while still having fun. From the first couples […]

Preparing for the Father-Daughter Dance

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The father-daughter dance is a beautiful part of the wedding experience. It is an emotional tribute soaked in tradition at the wedding reception. Originally, the dance was borne from the gesture of the father “handing off” his daughter to her husband. When thought of in that way, it can seem somewhat antiquated given today’s culture […]