Latin dance is a general label (and a term in partner dance competition jargon) that refers to various forms of ballroom dance and folk dance, and can include a wide range of dances originating in Latin America (including Puerto Rico and Cuba).
Ballroom examples include the cha-cha-cha, rumba, salsa, samba, mambo, danza, merengue, tumba, bachata, bomba, plena, paso doble Jamaican Daggeren and bolero. Some also consider tango and Argentine tango in this list. Perreo is a Puerto Rican dance associated with Reggaeton music with Jamaican and Caribbean influences.
The International Latin dances of Dancesport(recognized by the WDC, WDSF, IDSA, and IDU) are Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive.
Latin folk dances of Argentina include the chacarera, gato, escondido and zamba. Typical Bolivian folk dances are the morenada, kullawada, caporales and the recently created tinku. In Colombia one of the typical dances is the cumbia.
See also 
- Box, Ben (1992 [and subsequent editions]). South American Handbook. New York City: Trade & Travel. At the beginning of each chapter (except the Guianas) is a section on "Music and Dance" written by Nigel Gallop, an Englishman, fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, who lived and worked in almost every country of South America.
- Box, Ben; Cameron, Sarah (1992 [and subsequent editions]). Caribbean Islands Handbook. New York City: Trade & Travel. Dance information is provided under "Culture" headings.
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