In the 1940s, Perez Prado came up with the dance (mambo) in synchronization with mambo music. He was the first person to have coined the term “mambo”. Mambo reached its peak in popularity when it reached New York. The mambo was especially popular in New York dance halls, where dancers twisted and turned and threw their partners, arms, legs and hands in the air to win dance competitions. It was danced at places like the Palladium, China Doll, Havana Madrid and Birdland.
History of Rumba Dance The history of Latin Rumba Dance that we see today in professional dance competitions has come a long way from its original roots, not only geographically but also culturally. The name Rumba used generically covers a variety of dance styles (i.e., Bolero, Son, Guaracha, Danzon, Guagira, Naningo). Contributing to the… Read More »
You can call it ChÃ¡-ChÃ¡ or ChÃ¡-ChÃ¡-ChÃ¡. The likelihood is that only professional ballroom dancers really care (I call it “ChÃ¡-ChÃ¡” simply because it is quicker to say). Without a doubt though… ChÃ¡-ChÃ¡ is the one Latin dance rhythm that has been integrated into more American pop music than any other.