AUGUST - BALLROOM DANCE @ STUDIO JEAR - THE MERENGUE & BACHATA
BALLROOM DANCE HAS ARRIVED @ STUDIO JEAR with "TONY PAOLUCCI"! TUESDAYS - 8 to 9 p.m.!!
Each month, Studio Jear Group Fitness will be hosting ballroom dance classes with internationally-renowned ballroom dance instructor Tony Paolucci! For the month of August, MERENGUE and BACHATA!
MERENGUE - Dominican national dance, the Merengue. Origin of Dance: the dance originated with slaves who were chained together and, of necessity, were forced to drag one leg as they cut sugar to the beat of drums. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the Merengue was very popular in the Dominican Republic. Not only is it used on every dancing occasion in the Republic, but it is very popular throughout the Caribbean and South America, and is one of the standard Latin American dances. There is a lot of variety in Merengue music. Tempos vary a great deal and the Dominicans enjoy a sharp quickening in pace towards the latter part of the dance. The most favored routine at the clubs and restaurants that run a dance floor is a slow Bolero, breaking into a Merengue, which becomes akin to a bright, fast Jive in its closing stages. The ballroom Merengue is slower and has a modified hip action.
The BACHATA- Considered by many to be an erotic expression of love through the medium of dance movement, Bachata commands both partners to be comfortable and fluid with each other as the premise of the dance requires the female and male partners to be physically and emotionally connected. For what the dance lacks in physical intensity it is made up for with feeling and passion.
Don't forget - at the end of the month, Studio Jear hosts a FREE Social Mixer in which students can put their new moves to work in a no-pressure party environment! NO CONTRACTS! COME, LEARN, HAVE FUN & BE FIT!