Merengue

 
 

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Firehouse by Play-N-Skillz & Daddy Yankee

  • La Mordidita by Ricky Martin ft Yotuel

  • Mentiras

  • Muevete Duro by Zumba

  • Sexy by Zumba

  • Fiesta Buena by DJ MAM ft Luis Guisao & Soldat Jahman

  • Billie Jean by Michael Jackson

  • La Visabuela by Oro Solido

Salsa

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Bailando by Enrique Iglesias

  • La Vida Es Un Carnaval by Celia Cruz

  • Macarena by Los Del Rio

  • Pachanga by Zumba

  • Pretenciosa by Zumba

  • Que Quiere La Nina by Zumba

  • Sayonara by Johnathan Mola ft Jerry Rivera

  • Yo Voy Pa Encima by Luis Enrique

Reggaeton

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Hula Hoop by Daddy Yankee

  • Chantaje by Shakira & Maluma

  • Bompea by El Barbero & Robert Taylor

  • Hala by Zumba

Cumbia

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Cheap Thrills by Sia

  • Side To Side by Ariana Grande

  • Let Me Love You by Justin Bieber

  • Nena by Zumba

  • Soy Para Ti by Marcelo Cezan

  • Sigue la Cumbia by Zumba

  • Chetos y Cumbieros by Nene Malo

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Belly  Dancing

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Whenever, Wherever by Shakira

  • Baby Boy by Beyonce ft Sean Paul

Flamenco/Rumba Flamenca

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Oye Como Suena by Zumba

  • Tu Bomboncito by Zumba

  • Baila Baila by Angela Via

  • La Fiesta

Quebradita

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Oye Come Suena

Samba

​ABOUT

Samba originates from Brazil and is commonly danced to drums. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • We Are One by Pitbull & Jennifer Lopez

Soca

​ABOUT

Samba originates from Brazil and is commonly danced to drums. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • We Are One by Shakira

Tango

​ABOUT

Tango originating from Argentina is a partner dance 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Let Me See The Light by Zumba

Bachata

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Corazoncito Bonito

  • Solo Por Un Beso by Aventura

  • Dime by Grupo Extra

  • Darte un Beso by Prince Royce

  • Piyala by Zumba

Brazilian Funk

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Eu To Doidinho by Ceceu Muniz

  • Happy Boom by Muh Arruda

Champeta

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • La Champetua - Oscar Prince ft BIP

Country

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Timber by Pitbull ft Ke$ha

  • Something I Like About A Honky Tonk by Miranda Lambert

Dembow

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Bailalo by Armando & Heidy

Electro Latin

Hip Hop

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Scooby Doo by Dexter

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Hotel Room Service by Pitbull

  • Sorry by Justin Bieber

  • Wiggle Wiggle by Jason Derulo ft Snoop Dogg

Indian  Dancing  (Bollywood)

​ABOUT

Indian dancing (also popularly known in the Western world as Bollywood dancing, even though Bollywood is the name for Indian cinematography) has become very popular in Zumba classes and incorporates moves from Bharatnatyam and Bhangra dancing.

TIPS

  • Shake your head to add that Indian spicy flavour to your dancing

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Bombay

Mambo

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Mambo No 5 by Lou Bega

  • Hold On We're Going Home by Drake

Moombahton

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Pachanga by Zumba

  • Dale Pa'lante by DJ Polique ft Pachanga

  • Lianaconda by Liana Veda ft Beto Perez

  • Lucete En La Disco by Big Fat

  • Piyala

Pop

​ABOUT

Pop music has become a very popular genre of music in Zumba classes as people enjoy dancing to Top 40 Billboard hits they know and can sing to. Moves can still be Latin dance inspired or more Hip Hop/Pop styled.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Beat It by Michael Jackson

  • Better When I'm Dancing by Meaghan Trainor

  • Can't Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake

  • Shape of You by Ed Sheeran

Punta

​ABOUT

Pop music has become a very popular genre of music in Zumba classes as people enjoy dancing to Top 40 Billboard hits they know and can sing to. Moves can still be Latin dance inspired or more Hip Hop/Pop styled.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Esto Se Baila Asi by Zumba

Raspa

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Projimita by Marcelo Cezan ft Shaggy

Salsaton

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Rumba De La Buena by Aymee Nuviola

  • Bailando Todo Se Olvida by Aymee Nuviola ft. Baby Rasta y Gringo

Soca

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • Like So by Angela Hunte & Machel Montano ft Gregor Salto & DJ Buddha

  • Soca Mar y Arena

Tribal

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • La Tribadita 

  • Pasito Machete by Edward Sanchez DRD

  • Soca Mar y Arena

Vallenato

​ABOUT

Merengue is originally a partner dance where partners hold each other close to each other. It has its origins traced to Dominican Republic, where it was made the national dance by its ruler Rafael Trujillo in the early 1900s. 

 

In Zumba, Merengue songs are normally upbeat, uplifting and super fun! Merengue is easy to learn because the beats are regular and even 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 and all you have to do is march on your feet as though you are walking but on slightly bent knees and on your toes for maximum movements of the hips.

TIPS

  • Dance with bent knees and on your toes to get maximum movements of the hips

  • Keep the upper body still and majestic while letting your lower body move to the rhythm

DEE DANCES FAVOURITE SONGS

  • La Bicicleta by Carlos Vives & Shakira

  • Ya No Me Duele Mas by Silvestre Dangond

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