Learn the basics of this Latin American party dance and then ramp up through 50+ fun variations.
Merengue is an easy Latin American party dance that originated in the Dominican Republic and is popularly danced around the world today.
In this comprehensive online course, you will learn the basics of Merengue, as well as over 50 different turns and combinations you can use to spice it up. Given that the footwork of Merengue is relatively simple compared to other dances, this course will allow you to learn more complex shapes with ease.
Once you've learned these shapes using this simple footwork, you can easily adapt them into other dances you might know, whether that's Swing, Salsa, or even Waltz.
Welcome to Merengue!
How We Teach
Lead and Follow
Follow's Outside Turns
Follow's Inside Turns
Turns in Closed and Between Closed and Open
Dishrag Body Drape
Here's a preview of some of the music this course will teach you to dance to:
In this course, you'll learn the basics and over 50 popular variations of Merengue. After taking this course, you'll have a good understanding of how to dance Merengue, as well as how to lead and follow many of the common shapes that appear in other social dances as well.
In our online classes, everyone gets the best view, instead of having to crane their neck to see what the teacher is doing. In addition, when learning online, you can watch the lessons over and over again (now, and any time in the future), as well as rewinding or slowing down the video if you need more help with a particular step.
Unlike many other sites that offer online classes, where you might only get a quick demonstration of the steps, in the hours of detailed instruction you will receive in this course, you'll actually get a step-by-step breakdown of each variation as well as many specific tips about the finer points of leading and following them. In addition, in developing this course, we thought carefully about how to arrange the variations so that each lesson builds on what you've learned in the previous lessons, so you'll always know exactly what's going on.
No! In addition to teaching the variations in a partnered context for students who are learning with a partner, in each lesson, we virtually dance the steps with you so that even if you're learning solo, you'll have us to dance with.
If you're ready to party...