Tel: 707.761.5214 Hours: Monday-Thursday 6-10pm and by appointment
Time Signature: 2/4 timing.
Tempo: 130-190 BPM
Music Style: Upbeat Latin music that has an even rhythm to it like marching. The music is created with a combination of some of these instruments, not necessarily all: guiro, congas, timbales, keyboard, diatonic accordion, tambora, saxophone, stringed instruments like the tres or cuatro and bass guitar.
Character: Merengue is the simplest of ALL the dances. I have 5 rules for a good merengue dance:
Moves are typically circular in motion.
Where you can use it: At any Salsa club you will eventually hear a Merengue played. Also, at many Latin parties, whether they be birthdays, anniversaries, or baptisms, they will play this music. As always, you will find all styles of music, including Merengue played at ballroom dances.
(Want to know where you can go to dance around us (within 60 miles)? Check out our guide: "Places to Dance".)
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