Cuba How to dance Mambo Couple dance close to Salsa with an 8 count basic step (on a musical rhythm 4/4). Dancers face themselves and their steps are made in mirror . Partners are in closed position. The basic step on 8 count comprises 6 movements and not 8, there is thus 2 pause-times without movement that are between brackets times : (1) 2 3 4 (5) 6 7 8. There is a New-York style and a Puerto-Rican style. Music 1999 Lou Bega Mambo n°5 see www.youtube.com
Movies : West-side story, Mambo kings, Dirty dancing.
Musics to dance mambo : el cucu and demasiado corazon (from CD bring 2 smiles to your feet), mambo italiano (from CD Dean Martin the very best of), Chihuahua (see hits page), Mambo n° 5, Be my guest tonight (from CD Music of Mambo festival, vol 2)