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What is Pachanga dance?

We all know of the general dancing styles in the Latin world: Salsa, Cha-Cha, Merengue, Bachata, Rumba... and so on. However, I've been frequently asked on 'pachanga'. Pachanga is first a style of music which originated in Cuba in the late 1950's. If you have ever listened to a cha-cha song which may have sounded with a stronger down-beat - it might have been pachanga music. During that era, it gained popularity in replacing cha-cha as the dance in Cuba. However, nowadays it is mainly popular in Columbia.

How to get more men to ask you to dance : The Red Effect

How to get more men to ask you to dance : The Red Effect

A new study by the University of Rochester reveals the strong role that the color red plays in influencing our perception of the opposite sex, primarily men. While it has been known that red is attributed to specific behaviors in people, this study empirically tested the theory to provide conclusive evidence of the fact. The color red affects men at a primitive level: "..the women shown framed by or wearing red were rated significantly more attractive and sexually desirable by men than the exact same women shown with other colors. When wearing red, the woman was also more likely to score an invitation to the prom and to be treated to a more expensive outing." But here is my perspective:

How to understand the Salsa beats and rhythms better

How to understand the Salsa beats and rhythms better

One of our users on the forums posted a great link to a website that makes it very helpful for beginners to understand some of the salsa intruments and their particular rhythm in a song. Very useful to understanding the salsa beat! This is probably the number one cause of salsa frustration.

Link between Peoples Personalities and their choice of Music

Link between Peoples Personalities and their choice of Music

Musical tastes and personality are closely linked, according to a recent study by the Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.

The Spin-Olympics at the DC Salsa Congress

The 2008 Beijing Olympics may be over, but the salseros at the 2008 DC Salsa Congress had a lot of fun in an after party testing who would be the better spinner.

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