Cuban motion

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Cuban motion is characterized by a rhythmic rotation of the hips around the spine, caused by the bending and straightening of the knees (though the knees remain "soft" —slightly bent— at all times).[1] It is a style of movement which should be present in American Rhythm dances,[2] including bachata, mambo, salsa, rhumba, merengue, samba and cha-cha-cha. It tends to be easier to dance and more noticeable when the music is slow.


  1. ^ "Glossary of Round Dance Terms" (PDF). International Choreographed Ballroom Dance Assiciation. Retrieved 2020-06-05.
  2. ^ "Dance dictionary". Retrieved 2020-06-05.

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