When it comes to Latin Dances, Salsa and Bachata are the most popular forms that are followed across the world. While Salsa originated in the Caribbean, Bachata comes from the Colombia and Dominican Republic. Both dance forms follow very specific rhythm and beats in their music, where Salsa follows a 123…567 rhythm, Bachata follows a 123&4…567&8 rhythm. In both dance forms, each partner assumes the role of either a leader, who leads the moves, or follower- who follows the leads given by the leader.
Salsa follows two major dancing styles, namely New York style and LA style. Bachata also has various different styles such as original, western traditional, sensual, bachatango etc. Salsa typically includes several turns while bachata requires wavy body movements.

Expansion of StarDance

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Dance Institute announced today that, beginning in September 2015, it will support the expansion of the CityDance School & Conservatory, headquartered at the Music Center at Strathmore, into studio space at ADI's Rockville facility.

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Bachata Dance at Stardance

We hit the dance floor and socialize with different people while dancing! That sounds like a perfect plan for a fine Sunday evening doesn’t it? You dress up and head to the happening Salsa night in the city center. So, what do you do when someone grabs you and drags you to the floor, stares at you in a creepy way while doing some crazy fancy moves right after the first beat?

Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba, Cha Cha Cha, Tango etc. excite us! And nobody wants to jeopardize this amazing experience due to their lack of information about social dancing etiquette. There is a set of unsaid norms that form an integral part of the social dancing scene worldwide and it is a good idea to assimilate these few pointers to make our social dancing experience a pleasurable one!

The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is raising the roof with a “roof-breaking” performance

The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is raising the roof: it held a ceremonial “roof-breaking” performance on Tuesday to mark the beginning of a $25 million construction project that will add three more stories of studios, classrooms and offices to its Manhattan home. The expansion of the building, the Joan Weill Center for Dance, which opened in 2005, is being designed by Iu & Bibliowicz Architects.

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