Introduced to North America from Latin America, the Mambo attained quickly popularity. Rock’n’ roll numbers were being adapted to the tempo, love ballads were written to a slow Mambo rhythm, and modern songs to a fast Mambo beat. National dancers were clamoring for Mambo instruction.
The popularity of the Mambo comes from the work of Cuban bandleader Perez Prado. Latin-style dance bands gained success among American audiences during the early 1930s. At this time, the radio airwaves were filled with Rumbas, Sambas, and Tangos. The dance spread rapidly in the 1950s when Prado recorded the song, “Mambo Jambo”.
The Mambo can be danced according to the individual dancer’s temperament, making it highly individual. Traditional dancers can easily stay in closed position, while more daring dancers can perform steps that break apart and completely separate themselves from their partner. Dance expressions like spins and turns are quite popular with Mambo dancers.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Raleigh instructors are award-winning dancers who teach you based on your current skill level. Whether you’re a complete beginner or someone who has danced in the past, we tailor your lessons to you.
Benefits of Learning to Mambo:
- It’s a great workout for your brain and body
- Dance classes are a great way to make new friends
- Dancing as been shown to relieve stress
- Your self-esteem and confidence will get a boost from dance lessons
- Mambo lessons are a great date night!
Take a look at some Fred Astaire students Mambo dancing:
Spice up Your Life by Learning to Mambo!
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