Merengue is a style of music and dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. Partners hold each other in a closed position and bend their knees slightly left and right, which makes the hips move left and right. Partners can walk sideways or circle each other in small steps. They can also switch to an open position and do separate turns without letting go each other’s hands. Meregnue music is fast and energetic, and the dancing is quick, but controlled.
What Can I Expect at Merengue Class?
When you choose to learn at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Raleigh, you can expect:
- Instructors that tailor each lesson and class to your skill level
- A great workout! Merengue is a wonderful aerobic workout, while also toning and strengthening your legs and glutes
- Meeting new people and making new friends
- Decreased stress and increased energy after a few lessons
Watch some Fred Astaire students Merengue dancing: