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The below diagram shows some of the most popular Latin dance types and styles and influences. The diagram is not intended to be perfect and I have already spotted a few styles missing but it can give you an indication of the great variety of Latin dance styles and types you can explore with your Latin dance partner or teacher.

The arrows mean the style that influences a new Latin dance.

For example,

  • Kizomba has been influenced by Semba and Kilapanga.
  • Salsa dance has been influenced mainly by Son Cubano, Mambo, Boogaloo and Latin Jazz
  • Reggaeton has been influenced by Rap, Dembow, Reggae and Ska
  • Zouk has been influenced by Martinique’s Chouval Bwa and Guadeloupe Gwo Ka.
  • Cumbia is one of many partner dances in Colombia, surely the most popular Colombian folk dance but not the only one. Cumbia and many other Colombian folk partner dances have been influenced by ingenious flutes, African percussion and Spanish guitars.  Vallenato music and dance incorporate accordion sounds not used in other Colombian dance types.

Tip: Check with your Latin dance instructor and modify this sketch as you wish.

Latin dance types styles names list

Latin dance types styles names list

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I enjoyed dancing Salsa.

However, I am learning Kizomba and would like to learn Son Cubano.

Bachata is fun.

But you may not want to dance Bachata with someone you do not connect with as it is quite an intimate dance (as tango).

I want to discover more about Guadalupe Gwo Ka and Calypso dancing.

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