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Feelin' Merengue

DVD - $22
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A collection of ideas on how to interpret, enrich and decorate your merengue

Find out how to decorate your moves

Improve your styling

Learn how to interpret your Merengue

Progress to enriching your dancing

Merengue video

Learn how to improvise

Gain more creativity and originality in your Merengue

View some magical Western Australian backdrops

Learn interesting moves at different levels of difficulty

Main Features

  • 18 Merengue moves which can easily be incorporated into salsa or other dances
  • Start with the easy to learn basic movements
  • Progress to a range of figures that are easy to lead
  • Watch the moves from different angles as if you were on the dance floor
  • Understand more with the slow motion sections - no need to rewind!
  • Get value with 45 minutes of instruction
  • Plenty of hints are given both for improvisation and styling to make your Merengue more creative and original
  • Merengue is surely the easiest door to the world of Latin dancing. It contains the rhythm, the joyous sensuality and the typical body movements of many other Caribbean dances, but at a slower pace and without the challenging footwork which makes learning salsa, samba or lambada so difficult.

    This DVD will teach you how to dance Merengue from the very foundations of the hip movements and basic steps to more advanced figures. The DVD is not only easy to follow, but also visually spectacular. All the figures are presented with the breathtaking Australian scenery in the background. All the moves are demonstrated in the amazing beaches, parks, rocky coastlines and deserts of Western Australia.

    The video contains 19 figures. Starting from some simple moves, you will progress to intermediate and then to some very challenging figures, allowing you to progress smoothly and at your own pace.

    "I don’t know how people dance merengue in your city, but where I live, people instead of dancing, are just making complicated nodes with their hands on merengue music. If you want to feel the music, start learning basic but beautiful moves get this DVD. The scenery is gorgeous, the moves are progressive so from basic you progress to advanced. Even if you just copy what they show you, it will be fantastic, but as they say on the DVD, get the inspiration from what you see to create your own style. As a guy, just by succeeding in duplicating his moves will make me more than happy. 5 friends (girls) when they see the woman dancing, feel the same: this is the way they want to dance. How to make it come true? Watch the video, practice, practice and practice.

    ...two weeks later...

    Before this DVD, merengue was just the easy dance to move the body on a salsa evening. Practicing for a week with my new girlfriend, merengue became the expression of sensuality. We love the feelings we are getting from the movements and ideas of the DVD! (Christofe, artsski_at_yahoo.com)

    "Cool moves and great soundtrack" (Alan, ahotich@hotmail.com)

    "I love your DVD, it has unique moves... I like the fact that you enphasize feel the music not only the technicalities"
    (Luther, lutherseet@yahoo.com.sg)

    "Often Merengue is considered very dull in comparison to Salsa, but you've brought it to life with your imaginative filming and with your focus on dancing as a couple" (info@dancebachata.co.uk)

    ....and click here to read more testimonials!

    But there is more to Merengue than the moves. Merengue is about a feeling of intimacy and connection with your partner. The figures we teach are all designed to help you develop this connection.

    The DVD contains several hints on how to interpret your merengue, enrich your dancing, decorate your moves, improve your style and make your dancing more original and creative.

    Once you have learnt all the material in the video, you will be able to extract the figures and export them into other dances if you so wish. But, more importantly, you will know how to make a figure FEEL like Merengue. You will know how to dance Merengue.

    The DVD is 55 minutes long.

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    Feelin' Merengue - Quick Description

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    Learn the elements of the dance

    Merengue DVD

    Merengue DVD

    and how to interpret the music


    then start to apply what you learned to simple figures

    Merengue DVD

    Merengue DVD

    Then to intermediate levels ones !


    up to some very challenging one Merengue DVD

    Merengue DVD with plenty of details for styling
    view each figure from 2 different angles
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    Merengue DVD view all details in slow motion

    and in close view Merengue DVD
     
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    Feelin' Merengue - Testimonials

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    "I received your instructional Merengue DVD and thought it was fantastic. It had unique patterns shown from every angle and the outdoor background is beautiful" (Rick, RVPatton_at_verizon.net)

    "I don’t know how people dance merengue in your city, but where I live, people instead of dancing, are just making complicated nodes with their hands on merengue music. If you want to feel the music, start learning basic but beautiful moves get this DVD. The scenery is gorgeous, the moves are progressive so from basic you progress to advanced. Even if you just copy what they show you, it will be fantastic, but as they say on the DVD, get the inspiration from what you see to create your own style. As a guy, just by succeeding in duplicating his moves will make me more than happy. 5 friends (girls) when they see the woman dancing, feel the same: this is the way they want to dance. How to make it come true? Watch the video, practice, practice and practice.

    ...two weeks after...

    Before this DVD, merengue was just the easy dance to move the body on a salsa evening. Practicing for a week with my new girlfriend, merengue became the expression of sensuality. We love the feelings we are getting from the movements and ideas of the DVD! (Christofe, artsski_at_yahoo.com)

    "So my thirst for Salsa DVDs lead me to SalsaIsGood but the DVD that quickly caught my eye was Feelin' Merengue. One does not often see Merengue DVDs. Nor ones shot in such gorgeous locations in Australia - who knew this was a the home of such excellent Merengue instruction. Much to the amazement of this Canadian lad, these folks living out back of beyond had crafted an absolutely brilliant instructional DVD. I am totally in awe of their minimalist but so effective teaching approach. The focus is on your partner and on the music. Put those together and you have true beauty in the dance. My partner and I danced a better Merengue after just one viewing when we went to a party that evening. Generously, the site provides a script to the video so remember to download it. The price and the ability to download the video make this a truly excellent purchase for anyone who wants to improve their Merengue. You will be amazed at how quickly the improvement happens after a little practice.

    I think the biggest plus is that the minimalist approach of no dialogue works amazingly well. In fact, I would even say that there was less distraction as one focused on visually processing and not attempting to comprehend dialogue as well. Certainly works for Merengue. Well done on this different approach. All the pluses: - dancers are amazing - locations are incredibly beautiful - love the music - progression of moves is excellent - moves are fun and unique - video editing is quite artistic" (Patrick, ashby at rogers com)

    "Cool moves and great soundtrack" (Alan, ahotich_at_hotmail.com)

    ".... my girlfriend and I really really enjoyed it. In fact it is the best dvd we bought to date. ... this merengue dvd is simply the best for many reasons. Obviously the moves but the ideas behind the dance (gentle, intimate etc...) i really liked that part." (Francois, ricbel23_at_yahoo.ca)

    "Excellent, from all points of view! The ideas, the filming of the figures from differnt angles, the slow motion, the background" (Bruno, bruno.carchedi_at_tiscalinet.it)

    "I find your dvd very nice, very interesting and well done" (Lilian, lilian.buzer_at_wanadoo.fr)

    "I love your DVD, it has unique moves... I like the fact that you enphasize feel the music not only the technicalities" (Luther, lutherseet_at_yahoo.com.sg)

    "Excellent video, I am really enjoying it" (Arturo, Arturo-ph_at_recope.go.cr)

    "Just wanted to let you know how much we have enjoyed your Feelin' Merengue video" (Sue, sue.mccarthy1_at_comcast.net)

    "The dvd-material is just superb and the figures help me a lot, both giving me ideas or just adapt the hole figure" (Kenneth, gjeken_at_online.no)

    "It is amazing to see peoples from Australia dancing a merengue so close to the merengue of latino americans that we see in the clubs" (Yvon et Anna, yvon.anna_at_sympatico.ca)

    "Never knew merengue could be danced so sensually" (Dino, teo_ps_at_yahoo.com.sg)

    "I liked this DVD very much. I am totally satisfied with these DVD" (Alvarez, salvarez at bancoestado.cl)

    "This DVD is great" (Clare, xchampx at hotmail_dot_com)

    "I have received your dvd on merengue lessons and I like it very much, this is exactly what I have hoped for. This dvd is so much fun. ... Many Thanx for this great loads of fun dvd." (michel, edjemagnesium at yahoo.com)

    "The Merengue DVD is very, very good. There is no verbal instructions on DVD. At first I thought this would be a hinderence. The variations are clear and easily followed. There are plenty of variations. Both dancers have good clean and clear Cuban motion. I thought black would mute the visual of motion. It is clear to see Fabio's dance motion and moves in the video. The follow wears a summer dress. Her movements are clean, clear and sexy. Both dancers flow together. ... The dancers, the natural settings. This DVD is infectious. It makes you want to go out and dance" (thomas dot g dot brandl at cummins.com)

     
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    Feelin' Merengue - Moves' Description

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    This document contains the description of the turn patterns contained in the DVD "Feelin'Merengue". This may help you to practise the figures when you are not in front of the TV as well as to memorise them.

    Simple moves

    Idea #1 Obvious blue: In a normal open hold the man leads the lady into a hammerlock by turning her right with his Left and then un-winds the hammerlock by turning her left. Now the man leads an outside left turn for the lady with his Right and the dancers end up in the hammerlock position again, however on the opposite side. From here, the man turns the lady right, combs her with his Right and gently flicks up her Left by touching her elbow. The lady places her Left on the man’s right shoulder and the dancers return to a closed hold.

    Idea #2 Atomic pink: In a normal open hold the man leads the lady into a hammerlock by turning her right. The man does a full left turn exchanging hands and catching the lady’s Right with his Right. You can see in the ‘closed up’ shot that the man is now fully facing the lady and holding her Right with his Right behind his back. Then he releases his Right and gently flicks up the Lady’s right arm. The lady places both hands on the man’s shoulders embracing him, while the man embraces the lady around her waist.

    Idea #3 Frivolous bronze: In a crossed hold with the Right on top the lady turns right and the man leads her around (clockwise) with his Left. The lady walks around the man and when she completes a circle the man leads her into a right turn. Then the man brings both hands behind her back into an embrace position.

    Idea #4 Succulent Peach: In a crossed hold with the Right on top the man leads a right turn for the lady and combs her with his Right. Then he brings his Right down, turns the lady left and combs himself with the Left.

    Idea 5 Confusing Copper: The man catches Right to Right and keeping the Right down leads a left turn for the lady by gently twisting her wrist. When the lady completes the turn the man catches Left to Left and combs her. Then the man releases both hands, flicks up the lady’s arms and the dancers embrace each other.

    Idea #6 Immense Green: In a crossed hold with the Right on top the man brings up both hands, turns the lady right and starts leading her around (clockwise). When the lady completes a circle the man combs her with his Left, brings up his Right and leads her into a right turn. Since the lady’s Left is positioned behind her head, she has to slightly tilt her head to do a turn. When the lady finishes the turn, the man combs her with his Right. Then he releases her Right and combs himself with the Left.

    Intermediate Moves

    Idea #7 So Aquamarine: In a normal open hold the man turns right and initiates a right turn for the lady with his Right. The lady executes ½ a turn and the man brings his right arm down behind her back. At this moment the lady is on the right side of the man. From this position the lady goes into a tunnel. She ducks under the man’s right arm and moves (behind his back) to his left side. The man releases his Right and leads a left turn for the lady with his Left.

    Idea #8 Immense purple: In a normal open hold the man leads a right turn for the lady with his Right. The lady turns and the man combs her with his Right. Then the man releases his Left and flicks up the lady’s Right; he then releases his Right and flicks up the lady’s Left. The lady places both her arms on the man’s shoulders.

    Idea #9 Absurd Orange: In a crossed hold with the Right on top the man turns right, transfers his Right (holding the lady’s Right) over his head and bring is down behind his back.

    Idea #10 Ironic Yellow: In a crossed hold with the Right on top the man leads 1 ½ right turns for the lady and brings his Right down. You can see that now the lady is standing with her back to the man. From here the man leads a left turn for the lady with his Right. When the lady completes one full turn the man brings his Right down, raises his Left and continues to turn the lady left. The lady completes another full left turn, so that she is standing with her back to the man again. The man brings his Left down and up and leads 1 ½ right turns for the lady. The man turns right and combs the lady with his Right.

    Idea #11 Intellectual Brown: In a crossed hold with the Right on top the dancers do a ½ back-to-back turn, where the lady turns right and the man turns left. They remain in the back-to-back position for a while with the hands raised up and then complete a turn. When the dancers are facing each other again the man starts turning right. You can see that while turning he places the lady’s Right on his shoulder: he does this for the styling purpose. The man completes the turn and combs himself with his Left. At this moment he releases his Right and positions his right arm under the lady’s right arm. The man starts turning left and flicks up the lady’s right arm. The lady rests her right arm on the man’s shoulder. The man completes his left turn and finally combs the lady with his Left.

    Idea #12 Fossilized Orange: In a normal open hold the man combs the lady with his Left and starts turning her right with his Right. When the lady completes a ½ right turn, the man brings his Right down, starts transferring his Left over the lady’s head to her front and steps forwards. Here, it is important to note that the man releases his Right and catches the lady’s Left behind her back (as opposed to in front of her). The man raises up his Right, transfers it over his head and brings it down. He is now standing with his back to the lady. The man raises his Right again, transfers it over his head and places it on his shoulders. Then he releases his Left and catches the lady’s Right behind his back (as opposed to in front of him). He then starts transferring his Right to front and brings the lady forwards with his Left. The lady walks from back to front and the man starts turning her left. The lady does a ½ left turn and she is now facing the man. The man combs the lady with his Left.

    More challenging moves

    Idea #13 In a crossed hold with Right on top the lady turns right and the man starts leading her around (clockwise) with his Left. When the lady completes a ¾ of a circle and is positioned on the left side of the man, the man rests his left arm on her shoulders and brings her to front. He then combs the lady with his Right and combs himself with his Left.

    Idea #14 Gentle Plum: In a normal open hold the man leads a right turn for the lady with his Right. The lady turns and the man hooks her Left behind his Right shoulder. Then he transfers his Left over the lady’s head to front. If the lady is tall, she might have to duck slightly to allow this move. The man brings both hands down, turns left leaving his Left behind his head and combs the lady with his Right.

    Idea #15 Philosophical Violet: In a normal open hold the lady turns right and while she is turning the dancers bring both hands up and down. The man turns ½ left bringing his Left up and down then starts turning right. In order to facilitate the right turn the man ducks under the lady’s right arm. From here the dancers do a back-to-back turn (where the lady turns right and the man turn left). As you can see, this turn is slow and the dancers remain in the back-to-back position for a while with their hands raised up. The dancers complete the turn and when they are facing each other again the man continues to turn left. He leaves his Left on his shoulders and combs the lady with his Right. The man can playfully release the lady’s Left and repeat the comb several times as shown in the video.

    Idea #16 Clearly not green: In a crossed hold with the Right on top the dancer execute a ½ back-to-back turn (where the man turns left and the lady turns right). While turning the man raises up only Right and transfers it over his head to front. Now the dancers are standing back-to-back to each other. The man brings up his both hands, ‘pulls’ them over his head and brings them down again. He then releases his Right and the dancers continue to turn until they face each other. The man leads a right turn for the lady and combs himself to finish the figure.

    Idea #17 Spiceless Green: In a crossed hold with the Right on top the man turns right and while turning transfers his Right and his Left over his head. He then brings both hands down and the dancers initiate a back-to-back turn, where the lady turns right and the man turns left. The man leads the back-to-back turn with his Left, his Right stays down. The dancers execute a ½ turn and they end up in back-to-back position, however the lady is actually on the right side of the man. From this position the Lady steps to the left side of the man and ducks under his left arm, so that now she is facing the man. The man combs himself with his Left.

    Idea #18 Fulfilling Green: In a normal open hold the man leads a right turn for the lady with his Right and when the lady completes the turn he combs her with his Right. From here the man lifts up his Left and transfers it behind his back. The lady steps to the right side of the man to facilitate this move. The man starts bringing his Right down and turning the lady right. Meanwhile, he turns left (similar to the back to back turn) and in order to do a full turn he ducks under the left arm of the lady. Then he leads a left turn for the lady leaving his Right on her shoulders and combs her with his Left.

     
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