Merengue dance has a reputation in some latin dance communities as being boring and all-to-simple. Merengue music often only gets played when DJs need filler between long bachata, salsa or reggaeton music sets. Carlos Cinta, an internationally known bachata instructor and DJ, was featured in the Dance Spotlight and he stated that many congress/festival organizers advise him to not play it at their events.
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The below are two of the most fun merengue dance videos we’ve ever seen!
Article on SocialDanceCommunity.com (our partner site)
Merengue 101: Brief Overview “The National Music Of the Dominican Republic” by Edwin Ferreras (Latin dance instructor and International Ambassador of Dominican Arts)