COAST AFRO LATIN
Coast Afro Latin (CAL) brings together Afro Latin dance lovers within the Kenyan coast region with the aim of growing the community. Dances include Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Chacha, Zouk among others. Major coast regions includes Mombasa, Kilifi, Lamu, Malindi, Ukunda (Diani), Watamu and Voi
Salsa is an amalgamation of Cuban dances such mambo, pachanga, and rumba as well as American dances such as swing and tap.
The basic Salsa dance rhythm consists of taking three steps for every four beats of music. The odd number of steps creates the syncopation inherent to salsa dancing and ensures that it takes eight beats of music to loop back to a new sequence of steps.
Bachata is a style of social dance from the Dominican Republic which is now danced all over the world. It is connected with bachata music.
The basic dance sequence is performed in a full 8-count moving within a square, consisting of three steps and then a tap or various forms of step syncopations (such as the “double step”). The tap is done on the opposite foot of the last step, while the next step is taken on the same foot as the tap.
Kizomba is a genre of dance and a musical genre originating in Angola.
The Kizomba dance is a couple dance, in which the torso and right arm of the leader will guide the follower across the dance floor. It is the goal to synchronize perfectly as a couple with the music and express it through elegant footwork, smooth body movement and attitude, called Ginga (for women) and Banga (for men).
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