Kizomba is a genre of dance and music originating from Angola, Africa. It is a derivative of semba, with a mix of Kilapanda and Angolan Merengue. The word kizomba is also used as an umbrella-term used to include several other dance styles that derived from the original dance (Urban Kiz, Kizomba Fusion).
Bachata is a social dance from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. 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”). Bachata originally did not involve many turn patterns like salsa, but has evolved over the years, with many new
Cross Body (LA & NY Salsa) is danced in linear movements, i.e. dance on a line. The most important part of Cross Body is what is referred to as the “cross-body lead”, with the participants dancing face-to-face with each other. At a point, the male dancer (the lead) will turn first and the female dancer turn later after she has