Origin of
the
Dance

Basic Moves
and Steps

Type of Music

Dancer’s
Costumes

Importance
of Dance
There are two theories on how the dance came to be.
•Slaves cut sugar to the beat of a drum while
dragging a leg.
•A hero...
5 Basic Moves:
Start in closed position
Shift weight onto right foot.
Step onto left foot, keep right leg straight.
Sh...
Some songs that the Merengue are danced to include:

“La Cadena Se Rompio”- Joe Veras
“Suavemente”- Elvis Preso
“Muchac...
Women wear dresses made with lightweight materials,
rhinestones, sequins, fringe, and feathers.
Men’s costumes complimen...
The Merengue is the heart and soul of the Dominican Republic.
 They are very proud of their dance.

The Merengue is an ...
•www.centralhome.com/ballroomcountry/merengue.htm
•www.britannica.com
•www.arthurmurrayboston.com/dance-styles/meringue/
•...
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  1. 1. Origin of the Dance Basic Moves and Steps Type of Music Dancer’s Costumes Importance of Dance
  2. 2. There are two theories on how the dance came to be. •Slaves cut sugar to the beat of a drum while dragging a leg. •A hero injured his leg, so the village welcomed him by dragging a leg like him. The dance originated from two places. •The Dominican Republic •Haiti Popularity of the Dance •Was danced on a show called “Santo Domingo Invita” •The Merengue is a very easy dance for people to learn. Back
  3. 3. 5 Basic Moves: Start in closed position Shift weight onto right foot. Step onto left foot, keep right leg straight. Shift weight onto left foot. Close right foot to left foot Back
  4. 4. Some songs that the Merengue are danced to include: “La Cadena Se Rompio”- Joe Veras “Suavemente”- Elvis Preso “Muchacho Malo”- Olga Tanon Example of the Song How to Dance the Merengue Back
  5. 5. Women wear dresses made with lightweight materials, rhinestones, sequins, fringe, and feathers. Men’s costumes compliment there partners. They wear a shirt tucked into slacks. Both men and women where shoes with flat soles. Back
  6. 6. The Merengue is the heart and soul of the Dominican Republic.  They are very proud of their dance. The Merengue is an essential aspect of the Dominican Republic. Back
  7. 7. •www.centralhome.com/ballroomcountry/merengue.htm •www.britannica.com •www.arthurmurrayboston.com/dance-styles/meringue/ •www.howcast.com › ... › How to Dance Merengue •www.ask.com › Q&A › Shopping › Apparel Pictures and videos: •dancewithdebbie.biz - 238 × 364 - Search by image •www.amspe2012.gauno.com - 400 × 382 - Search by image •.howcast.com › Dance •www.dance4sport.com - 183 × 275 - Search by image •www.ballroomdancecentralflorida.com - 555 × 370 - Search by image •www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_BBdnfs79A

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