The Meringue is the national Dance of Dominican Republic, and also to some extent of Haiti, the neighbor sharing the island.
Merengue has existed since the early years of the Dominican Republic (in Haiti, a similar dance is called the Meringue). It is possible the dance took its name from the confection made of sugar and egg whites because of the light and frothy character of the dance or because of its short, precise rhythms.
By the middle of the nineteenth century, the Merengue was very popular in the Dominican Republic. Not only is it used on every dancing occasion in the Republic, but it is very popular throughout the Caribbean and South America, and is one of the standard Latin American dances.
Ideally suited to the small, crowed dance floors, it is a dance that is easy to learn and essentially a “fun” dance.
If you are interested in learning to dance the Merengue please contact us for further information or book a class online using our online booking system. We offer classes and lessons throughout the Emirates and private class options.