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Brazilian zouk dance performance

Brazilian zouk, tango, bachatango and the kizomba have all influenced each other and evolved as they traveled across the globe and picked up elements of other dance forms. These dances are heavily based on lead/follow connection responding to the music and partner with a lot of room for free expression. There are fusion forms and neo-dances that are popular mixing these beautiful dances. 

Watch zouk, tango, bachatango & kizoma dance performances here! 

west coast swing jack and jill, improvisation, asia west cooast swing open 2015

West Coast Swing Jack & Jills are contests at dance conventions where partners are chosen randomly within divisions like novice, intermediate, etc. There are no costumes and no routines. It is a part of the West Coast swing conventions that most closely resembles social West Coast swing dancing even though many common patterns and movements are recognized by participants. 

Watch West Coast Swing J&J's & Asia WCSO 2015!


wedding dance lessons couple dancing at reception

Complete Guide to Wedding Dance Lessons has everything wedding couples and their families want to know about wedding dance lessons and the wedding dances including most of the frequently asked questions and video clips of father-daughter, mother-son, first dances and more plus links to styles of wedding dances, wedding songs and the best online resources for weddings! 

Complete Guide to Wedding Dance Lessons


Salsa dance music salsa dancers Carine & RafaelSalsa Dance Music includes top 15 Salsa Dance Songs selected by DanceTime for salsa dancing, chosen for having great salsa rhythms and ideal tempos from medium to fast for all salsa dancers. Latin artists include Grupo Niche, Victor Manuelle, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, El Gran Combo, Tito Puente and more plus some great dance videos!  

Listen to Salsa Dance Music - 15 Top Salsa Songs


International Flashmob West Coast Swing International Flashmob West Coast Swing 2015 is introduced and taught on this clip by the founders Olivier & Virginie Massart plus we include a few of the West Coast swing flashmobs from 2014, which were filmed different countries in beautiful places. The 2015 date to dance and film the flashmob routine around the world is Saturday, September 5, 2015!

 International Flashmob West Coast Swing 2015!




father daughter dance songs

Father daughter dance songs are written and sung to celebrate the special bond between fathers and daughters. These songs are perfect for the father-daughter wedding dance at wedding receptions, as well as, daddy-daughter dances at schools and purity balls. Still, they are especially important for fathers and daughter at weddings.

Watch/Listen to Best 15 Father Daughter Dance Songs here!


Top 25 First Dance Wedding Songs Ed Sheeran 25 First Dance Wedding Songs includes old classics like Stand By Me by Ben E. King and At Last by Etta James, beautiful waltzes like A Thousand Years by Christina Perri and Caribbean Blue by Enya and contemporary favorites like Everything by Michael Buble, I'm Yours by Jason Mraz and all time favorites like Time Of Our Life by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes plus many more fantastic first dance wedding songs!

Watch/listen to Top 25 First Dance Wedding Song 

Wedding Dance stylesWedding dance styles include waltz, slow dance, foxtrot, rumba, nightclub two step, salsa and mashups. We have curated some of the best of web of different types of wedding dances on this video blog. Summer is wedding season many new brides and grooms, mother, fathers and best friends thinking about dancing at their loved one's weddings. 

Watch Different types of wedding dance styles

Read more about the Wedding Dance in San Diego



Kizomba Dancing Goes Viral should be in the headlines for culture, arts & entertainment news. The kizomba dance and the Afro-Lain music is exploding in the Latin dance clubs, festivals and competitions worldwide. It has been popular in Europe for five years but has recently skyrocketed in popularity in the United States. Many dancers are asking what is the kizomba?

Watch/read Kizomba Dancing Goes Viral!


U.S. Ballroom Rhythm champions emmanuel pierre antoine & liana churilova

Ballroom dancing & dancesport have been popular in the U.S., partly due to ABC's Dancing with the Stars, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance and PBS's America's Ballroom Challenge. The current United States Professional American ballroom, rhythm dance champions are Emmanuel Pierre Antoine and Liana Churilova. Click for ballroom dancing and ballroom dance lessons in San Diego here?

Watch the U.S. Professional Ballroom Dance (Rhythm) Champions here! 

Salsa, BJazz, Hustle, Bachata Yamulee Dance CompanySalsa dancing by Salsamania, a premier salsa dance company from the SF bay area & Yamulee Dance Company (New York), jazz with Ignite The Dark dance company, World Latin Dance Cup Bachata 2011 with Alfred Pena & Aleksandra Kozlowska and the New Style hustle are featured here in these amazing dance performances!

Click picture or Salsa, Jazz, Bachata & New Style hustle dance here!


Bachata, Tango & Kizomba Turkish Bachata championsTango, bachata & kizomba dancing at the Esquina Carlos Gardel restaurant/tango show located on the corner where the singer performed. Also, check out Cem & Melisa, Turkish Bachata stars from Istanbul and two kizomba's; Stockholm, Sweden and the other by Italian producer, Andre Mancini with dancers in a beautiful scene on the waterfront.

Watch/read more about Argentine tango, bachata and kizomba here!


 Belly Dancer, zumba routine, solo salsa and flamencoZumba, flamenco, solo salsa and belly dance are included in this video blog. Check out zumba to "Crazy Love,"by Mara ft. Beto Perez's zumba routine, a beautiful flamenceo with Celina Zambon, a solo salsa by Alien Ramirez at L.A.'s Top Female Solo Salsa Competition and a flowing bellydance routine by Nataly Hay to "Serena's Step" by Hossam Ramzy.

Watch all of these belly dance, flamenco, zumba and solo salsa routines here!



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About Pattie Wells 

Pattie Wells is one of the most experienced dance professionals in the United States. Currently, she is a dance curator for and teaches private dance lessons only in San Diego. 

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