The best Strictly Come Aruba Vacations for Dancing Fans

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Music is the heartbeat of Aruba, with blended influences from all over the world including: the Carribean, South America, Africa and even Europe. And when a local says “Baila,” best you get dancing!

 

With Strictly Come Dancing in full swing on our televisions, vacation-makers may be looking to partner a destination that can offer rhythm to their holiday.

Take to the floor Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island where everyone seems to have natural timing and will grab a partner as soon as the music starts. It may not be Viennese waltz or the foxtrot but the range of dances found on the island are fun, informal and an opportunity for everyone to step out.

There are five main dances popular on Aruba – salsa, merengue, kizomba, rueda and bachata – all of which can be learned at local dance schools. But, with salsa and merengue in particular, there are often free sessions and demonstrations for visitors in bars and at hotels, while some of the dance schools also offer free introductory lessons.

Although salsa originated in Eastern Cuba, today’s dance is said to have been born in New York and is a mixture of Afro Cuban folk dances with jazz.

Merengue, meanwhile, is a style of Dominican music and dance. Partners hold each other in a closed position. The leader holds the follower’s waist with the right hand, while holding the follower’s right hand with the left at the follower’s eye level. It is said to be a lot of fun but can be repetitive if dancers only know the basic steps.

Kizomba originated in Angola following the influences of traditional Semba and merengue. Kizomba music is characterised by a slower and usually very romantic rhythm.

The best Strictly Come Aruba Vacations for Dancing Fans

Rueda is an exciting dance from Cuba and officially called Rueda de Casino. Rueda means ‘wheel’ and one dances in a circle.

Dominica is also the home of the sexy and sensual bachata, featuring graceful moves and different kinds of footwork patterns.

One of the most popular dance schools is the ArubaSalsa Dance Company, based close to Aruba’s main hotel area. It specialises in salsa, merengue and bachata and also offers daily complimentary workshops at locations around the island, together with free dance lessons.

One of the most popular dance schools is the ArubaSalsa Dance Company, based close to Aruba’s main hotel area. It specialises in salsa, merengue and bachata and also offers daily complimentary workshops at locations around the island, together with free dance lessons. ArubaSalsa also offers fun course for children, who can learn the basics of salsa, merengue and bachata (depending on age).

Other dance schools include Aruba Pachanga Dance Studio, run by an accomplished competitive dance couple and the first dance school on the island. It offers classes in all dances types.

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    If there is one thing that I have learnt, it is the more I see, the more there is to see! My name is Tracy Burrows and I am the managing editor of Out There Global, a community driven travel magazine platform for cost effective, luxury, unusual and extraordinary but mostly immersive travel ideas around the globe. From Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 I managed the LatestSightings.com blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). I was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and contributor at Sawubona Magazine (South African Airways inflight magazine). Prior to my career I obtained a tourism marketing degree, and graduated from a 2 year 'Hospitality Management in Development Program' in California. Following this I acquired a journalism diploma and since it's been all about travel and writing! And my nourishment comes from all those who have impacted me: family; friends; and strangers alike. So thank you for inspiring me, and for joining our journey!

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