(Photo of Puma & Yilian Kizomba in Bologna, Italy on YouTube)
DanceTime curates an incredible dance collection in this video/article blog including dance performances collected from different ends of the globe.
Watch a Tango in Porto in Portugal, a Bachata in Miami, Florida, a Kizomba in Byron Bay, Australia and Bologna, Italy and a West Coast Swing by Brazilean West Coast swing & Zouk dancers.
A Kizomba in Bologna, Italy by Puma & Yilia
Puma & Yilian, Kizomba in Bologna, Italy to “Pump it Up”
Argentine tango performed at the 7th Tango Festival in Porto, Portugal by Fabian & Lorena followed by other professions together dancing.
Fabian Peralta & Lorena Ermocida@ 7th Tango Festival Porto, Portugal
Fabian & Lorena perform followed by all the Professionals
Bachata has been increasing in popularity ever since it first appeared in the Latin nightclubs along with salsa dancing. Several of these dance has elements in common with movement centered more in the hips, lower ribcage and legs. This is true for bachata,salsa and kizomba while tango and West Coast swing are more upright with less hip movement. The kizomba has been called the African tango.
A bachata dance performance by Chilean dancers, Gabriel Jana & Eva Aravena
Gabriel Jana & Eva Aravena@World Latin Dance Cup 2014
Tango, kizomba and West Coast swing have something in common; they are heavily connection driven. The tango, kizomba and West Coast swing all are heavily reliant on the connection between partners and allow for more spontaneity and improvisation than many of the social partner dance genres.
A “Kizomba Fusion” by Abir & Sara at the Byron Latin Fiesta 2012
Albir & Sara – Kizomba Fusion – Byron Latin Fiesta 2012
West Coast swing has been influenced in recent years by the sensual rhythms of zouk with many Brazilian zouk dancers that have been getting into the West Coast swing.
West Coast Swing + Zouk Moves
Diego Borges & Jessica Pacheco, Brazilian WCS & Zouk dancers
The West Coast Swing is sometimes called the “dancers dance” because its design allows for a great deal of free expression, which is independent of one’s partner but within the container of the dance. The Argentine tango is unique for its lack of rhythm units, it is completely lead/follow without relying on a particular rhythm like most other dance genres.
Watch & read more about the dance genres in this video article blog: