Have you ever been to Latin America? One of the most interesting things about visiting a Latin American country is that they have a variety of wonderful and colorful dances. Each country seems to have its own particular favorite. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Dominican Republic. My job took me to the capital city of Santo Domingo.
In the Dominican Republic they have an interesting combination of dance/nightclub and carwash. What the Dominicans like to do is bring their fancy cars to this combination nightclub/carwash and have their car professionally cleaned by hand. While their cars being cleaned they can take their date inside to the nightclub and dance the night away.
I am not too sure if this combination is done another Latin American countries but it is popular here in the Dominican Republic. One of the country’s favorite dances is Salsa. Salsa is a dance that combines the grace of an old-fashioned walls with the upbeat of Merengue. The Dominican people love to do this dance and for me it was a very impressive dance to watch them do.
This type of dance requires skill and finesse. While I watched the crowded dance floor I realized that there were some very talented dancers and there were also some beginners. For me, I was in the beginner class. Even though I know a lot of other dances, this dance was a challenge to learn. I was only in Santa Domingo for a short period of time and therefore I never really mastered Salsa.
One day I hope to return to the Dominican Republic and pick up where I left off. No matter what type of dance you enjoy, it is always exciting to learn a new dance. There are so many wonderful dances throughout Latin America and Salsa has now become one of my favorites.