What about Latin Dances? The Seattle Star Ball Tonight!
One suggestion I got from my physical therapist was to look into a different dance form since Ballet is tough on my body. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not giving up Ballet, but it may be better to take my time with my Ballet training and take it easier.
In the past, I tried out Salsa for fun, so I’m thinking to try and explore latin dances some more. Tonight is the Seattle Star Ball. My friend is competing in it.
I’ll be watching the International Latin dance competitions. I don’t know much about Latin dances except from Dancing with the Stars!
Time to educate myself a bit… with wikipedia and youtube. I <3 free information. There's a ton of latin dances like cha-cha-cha, paso doble, etc. That's too much for one sitting to go over.
Starting with Rumba... I'm surprised this style was formed only recently - in the 1950s. I expect this to be my least favorite style because it's supposed to be the slowest. After watching some videos, overall Rumba appears to be very slow and sensual, but there are parts - like turns for example - where it's fast and precise.
Here's a Rumba video I saw on youtube:
Rumba Competition 2005 Grand Slam Final
I wonder how injury prone are Latin Ballroom dancers and how much time it takes to train in these styles.
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