Latin Dancing Video Clips: Salsa, Bachata, Cha, Samba

Latin dancing video clips from across the globe featuring both the Club Latin and the Classic Latin dance genres. In the last couple of decades some of the most popular forms of Latin dance have included teh salsa, bachata and merengue. The classic Latin dance genres like the Ballroom cha cha and samba, which have been around since the 1940’s. This article includes videos for all of these plus a Brazilian samba performance!

(Photo Adolfo Indacochea & Tania Cannarsa 2013 YouTube)

 

Latin Dancing Video Clips

Salsa

Salsa dancing developed in the 1980’s evolving from the Mambo. It has remained popular ever since and has spread globally. Many Latin venues include salsa, merengue, bachata and cha cha music for dancing.

Adolfo Indacochea & Tania Cannarsa Festival International Salsa & Mambo 2013

Bachata

The Bachata dance is one of the most popular Club Latin dance genres along with the salsa, bachata and a newer dance genres like the Kizomba (originated in Angola). Bachata is a newer dance than salsa and is danced to Caribbean style music!

Ronald & Alba at Real Salsea 2015

In recent decades Latin dance clubs have sprung up all over the United States as the club Latin dances became very popular. These dance genres include the salsa, bachata and merengue.

The ballroom Latin dances include the cha cha, rumba, bolero, samba and mambo. In International Latin dance competition, there are five Latin dances: samba, cha cha, rumba, paso doble and jive. The jive is included even though it is not a Latin dance but a swing dance genre.

Cha Cha

Cha cha originated in the 1940’s and has been around ever since. There are many different style of cha cha including this one, International Cha Cha, others include American style cha cha, Latin Club style cha cha and Country Western style cha cha.

WSSDF Professional Latin 2014 Cha Cha
(International Cha Cha Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia Zagoruychenko)

Samba

Samba originated in Brazil with a heavy African rhythm then spread around the world to evolve into International samba, American samba and other styles.

Brazilian Samba Team Australia 2009

Riccardo & Yulia International Ballroom Samba Solo 2014

Latin Dance Styles

Latin Dancing Video Clips couple

  • American style rhythm: cha cha, rumba, bolero, samba, mambo, swing
  • International style Latin: cha cha, rumba, samba, jive, paso doble
  • Latin Club Dances: salsa, merengue, bachata, kizomba, zouk

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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.

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