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MERENGUE DANCE CLASSES

Meregue is the simplest dance to learn. With its contagious rhythms and straightforward timing makes it easy to feel the music.

History

There are two schools of thought as to how this captivating dance began. One says it started as a peasant dance in the Dominican Republic by African Slaves. Another says a returning war hero, General Maringie, danced dragging an injured leg. Whatever its origin, today’s exciting rhythm of the Merengue inspires dancers all over the world to move to its intoxicating beat.

Music

Merengue music is written in 2/4, 4/4 or 6/8 time. The rhythmical accent will occur on the first beat of each measure.

Characteristics

Walking steps and side steps (chasse) are the basic components of Merengue. This dance is introduced as a marching dance but can be developed into a very rhythmical dance. With “Cuban Motion” and animated body movement, the Merengue gives a festive party appeal.

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OTHER DANCES WE TEACH

WALTZ

FOXTROT

TANGO

VIENNESE WALTZ

ARGENTINE TANGO

RUMBA

CHA CHA

SWING

MAMBO

SALSA

SAMBA

MERENGUE

HUSTLE

BOLERO

WEST COAST SWING

LINDY HOP

CAROLINA SHAG

JITTERBUG

PASO DOBLE

BACHATA

CW 2-STEP

Our professional instructors also teach other specialized dance lessons for your specific needs and interests.

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PRIVATE

Arthur Murray Virginia Beach provides dance lessons for students in one-on-one private settings.

BEGINNER

Arthur Murray Virginia Beach provides dance lessons for students who are just getting started.

INTERMEDIATE

Dance lessons are available for students with experience who wish to expand their skill-sets.

ADVANCED

For advanced-level students wishing to continue their training, dance lessons are available.

WEDDINGS

Arthur Murray Virginia Beach provides lessons for wedding dances: your first dance, bridal party, & more.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Arthur Murray Virginia Beach provides dance lessons for various special occasions & events.