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  • 1. Backround Information Dance Moves Costumes & Clothing Importance to Culture Music Works Cited
  • 2. Table of Contents  The Merengue, a popular ballroom dance, originated in the Dominican Republic.  The Merengue was influenced by European dances and was created by African slaves.  The Merengue became extremely popular in the Dominican Republic.
  • 3. Table of Contents  The Merengue was originally danced in a circle and was similar to something known as a “cake walk”.  Earlier, men and woman would dance the Merengue at an arm’s length apart while shaking their shoulders and taking fast steps.  As the years went on, people started dancing to the drumbeat and the Merengue is presently characterized with fast hip movements.  One step is taken for each beat of the music when doing this Latin Ballroom dance.
  • 4. Table of Contents  The music people dance to while doing the Merengue has suggestive lyrics and is commonly very fast.  The music for this dance originated in the Dominican Republic.  Here is an example of people doing the Merengue and the music that is played when dancing: http://youtu.be/FJ5MrZsPIjQ
  • 5. Table of Contents  What you wear during the Merengue depends on where the dance is to take place.  If the dance takes place at a cultural or traditional festival, the girl would wear a traditional peasent top with a flowing skirt and the man would wear a shirt matching his partner’s skirt.  If the dance takes place at a club, the girl would wear a fitting top that shows off the waist line and the man would wear dark jeans with an open and colored fitting ship.
  • 6. Table of Contents  The Merengue touches upon the political realm, economics, social unity, and celebration in the lives of the citizens in the Dominican Republic.  The Merengue has played an important role in the political history of the Dominican Republic.  The Merenegue has also socially untied the citizens for the Dominican Republic.
  • 7. Table of Contents  Information: http://www.units.muohio.edu/ath175/student/jataek/culture.html  http://www.centralhome.com/ballroomcountry/merengue.htm  http://www.dancehamptonroads.com/Merengue_Music.html  Search Engine: http://www.ask.com/question/when-dancing-the-  Pictures: Google Images (www.google.com)  Video: www.youtube.com merengue-what-do-you-wear , http://en.wikipedia.org

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