Feb. 3 was reserved for Merengue. Merengue is a style of dance that has short and precise movements. Isabella Benjumea, the Spanish Club’s President, taught members how to dance Merengue by teaching them the most basic steps and putting on fun music for members to enjoy. It is a dance that requires a lot of hip movement as well, but unlike salsa and bachata, the hips are the main character in this style of dance. In order for it to stand out and look good, the hips and the attitude have to be the center of attention.
Benjumea also taught Reggaeton to students on Feb. 4. Reggeaton has Latin and Jamaican influences and is very similar to hip hop. Teaching it online was a challenge since the steps are difficult to show through a camera and making sure everyone was understanding the moves was not an easy task. However, she managed to teach a complete choreography in a matter of 40 minutes to an hour. She used one of the most popular songs from the famous singer Bad Bunny, “Safaera”, and taught a choreography full of style, swag and sassiness where members could get loose and learn something unique.
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