Kizomba, Tango, Bachata & West Coast Swing Dance

Puma & Yilian Kizomba in Bologna, Italy to Pump It Up

(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:

Tango in Porto, Portugal

Watch/read more at the Dance Talk Blog!

2017-02-04T23:16:33+00:00 By |Categories: Dance|Tags: , , , , |

About the Author:

Currently, Pattie produces article and video blogs for her world dance website, DanceTime.com and blogs for her new writing resource website at PattieWells.com. She is also working on completing a linked stories novel and translating a book of Italian poetry by Eugenio Montale. Pattie writes web content for a limited number of clients and still teaches a few private dance lessons exclusively in San Diego, California where she currently resides.

Leave A Comment