How to Dance the Merengue?

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How to Dance the Merengue?


El hombre dominicano es machista, quiere que sus órdenes sean cumplidas. Pero a sus mujeres no les gusta cumplirlas, y de alli vienen sus pleitos. Bachata es una defensa de los hombres.

Merengue hails from the Dominican Republic. It is characterized by a dragging of the feet, which is said to derive from the fact that its inventors were shackled slaves. Leader
  1. Stand opposite your partner.
  2. Place your right hand high on your partner's waist.
  3. Extend your left hand to chest height with your elbow bent and your palm raised.
  4. Grasp your partner's hand in a loose grip.
  5. Place your feet shoulder width apart.
  6. Bend your legs slightly.
  7. Lift your feet to the beat of the music. Drag or shuffle your feet slightly.
  8. Move your hips to the beat of the music.

The Follower

  1. Follow the leader.
  2. Place your left hand on your partner's shoulder.
  3. Place your right hand in your partner's outstretched hand.
  4. Step forward when your partner steps back.
  5. Step back when your partner steps forward.
  6. Mirror your partner's moves as he makes his steps


Tips & Warnings

  • Merengue is easy to learn. The movements are small.
  • Merengue is not considered a formal ballroom dance.

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