A Japanese proverb reads in one of the many Latino dance quotes, “We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance”. The Japanese may have come up with this saying, but the people from Latin America are the real inventors of the Latino dance. Of course, they did not do it single-handedly, as the Europeans and Africans contributed to the moves commonly attributed to Latinos. These three groups infused their cultures to create the most passionate dance moves of all time. Clearly, when you watch anyone making the famous steps from Latin America, you get this strong urge to throw your hands in the air as if you just don’t care and move your body to the beat. If you have never been to a dance class, you had better enroll into one because you are missing the most exquisite dancing skills. Besides the Latino moves, there is a lifestyle associated with it.
For starters, if you want to learn any of the dances, you have to know its name. There are various types of Latino dance and to pronounce them, you must know a little Spanish too. You do not want to get the wrong pronunciation, do you? Once you have mastered a few words in Spanish, you can then go ahead to research more on the dance moves. Many resources online can guide you on that. However, only a personal Latino dance instructor can give you the intricacy of the dance you wish to learn. You may have to choose from dance moves such as Macarena, Lean Back, Bachata, Samba, Salsa, Tango, Merengue, Lambada, the Cha-cha-cha, and El Perreo among others. Watch others do it and decide which one interests you most, then, book a Latino dance class as soon as possible.
Another thing you need to know is that working out should be part of your lifestyle. I bet you have not seen any physically unfit man or woman doing a Latino move, except for Fat Joe of course with “Lean Back” trademark move, right. Well, you have to exercise your feet, hands, legs, hips and generally your whole body. In fact, you can make you Latino dance sessions a daily workout routine and maintain a leaner flexible body.
You can always show off your Latino dance moves in competitions, parties, at the club or even in a formal setting like a ballroom. All these scenarios call for different dress code. You cannot turn up in a ballroom with a Salsa dress or a flowing gown in a club or at a competition. Find the right shoes and clothes for your type of dance and, remember, in whatever you do, ensure they have round sequins, sparkly and shimmery. There is something sexy about Latino dance moves, from the way the dancers move to the way they are dressed. Do not be an exception. In addition, accessorize with jewelry that will not hurt you or your dance partner. Do not forget to wear a Latino hairstyle and makeup as well. The complete look is what counts even though you have not mastered all the moves.
Latino dance is truly a lifestyle full of cultural diversity, exercise, and sense of style. If you do not know of the many dance types from Latin America, then you do not know what an awe-inspiring lifestyle it is.