Latin Dance Costume

Latin dance costumes definitely have their unique style and fashion. The outfit of a dancer is very important because is one of the characteristics that makes the dance so provocative.

Dance costumes have to be body fitted, show off legs, hips and back, with a flattering color to capture the attention. Accessories and makeup are also very important.

Latin Dances are one of the most fascinating expressions of Latin culture because they combine grace and sensuality. They have become very popular because of its hip action that makes them extremely hot and sexy. When you watch a couple with the sensual dance movements and with a graceful Latin dance costume you feel the richness of the Latin culture.

The fascination people have on Latin dances is because they are an expression of sensuality and passion.

Latin Dances

The term Latin dance was used first to denominate the dances originated in Latin America and has evolved to name a category of international ball room dances. Each Latin dance has unique rhythms, sounds and step patterns.

Latin dances compared to other ballroom dances are normally faster-paced, sensual and with a full rhythmic expression. Latin dances are passionate usually in couples; dancing in a closed, tight position and sometimes holding one hand.

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Some of the most popular ball dances include:

  • Cha-cha-cha

  • Rumba

  • Samba

  • Mambo

  • Merengue

  • Bachata

  • Bolero


Other dances sometimes considered in this list are:

  • Tango

  • Salsa

Latin Dance Style

A Latin dancer must be charismatic and passionate. Also itÂ’s important the chemistry on the couple because while dancing you need to show a deep connection.

There are also a number of aspects that Latin dancers have to care about like:

  • Dance Hold, the position might be very important while dancing, most of the times dancers share a closed dance position. Sometimes the position can change depending on the dance, but the basic hold is always the same.

  • Motion, the hips movement has a special rhythm that goes up and down as the result of the dance pattern.

  • Leading and Following, the connection between the leader dancer and the follower is basic because they allow them to stay together during the dance.

  • Turns, in Latin dancing there are a wide number of different turns that dancers have to respect, the leader have to guide the follower just before the turn is going to happen.




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