Mambo Dance Classes Jupiter FL (Palm Beach County)


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The extent of the Mambo’s reach can be observed by the widespread use of its rhythm by a variety of musicians; it quickly gained popularity when introduced to the United States in the mid-1900s. The popularity of the Mambo was almost entirely the work of Cuban bandleader Perez Prado. During the early 1930s, Latin style dance bands were coming increasingly popular with American audiences and filling the airwaves with Rumbas, Sambas, and Tangos. Then, in the early ’50s, Prado recorded the song, “Mambo Jambo,” and the fun was on.

The Mambo can be danced according to the individual dancer’s temperament. Conservative dancers can stay in a closed position, while the more daring can perform steps that break apart and completely separate themselves from each other. Spins and turns are quite popular with Mambo dancers. 

Today, although the Mambo is popular in ballroom dance studios and on the competition floor, it is less common as a social dance than it was in the 1950s. It has similar characteristics as Salsa dancing; however, dancers generally use more pronounced hip actions and “break” on the second beat.