International and Cultural Dance Highlights
Dance around the World. Learn and watch different dance styles and cultural dances from professionals and people with passionate interests to experience the dance first hand.
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Cobobrothers Dance Company Student/Semi Pro Team Performance – Performs to “El Conguerro” at Taste of Durham Festival 2009. Watch Salsa at its best. If you're adventurous, join in the dance! Experience the art of dance: the connection, the grace, the romance, and just plain fun.
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Dancing Around the World Over the Years:
From professional dancers, instructors, to everyday people with passions to just dance, the dance showcases has brought professional choreographers, local and regional dance groups to spontaneous outburst of line dances.
Enjoy learning from dancer’s experiences and welcoming all to sample a taste of Salsa!
Photo: Mathew Walden from Salsa 4 U offers Salsa 101 to willing students.
Left Photo: CoboBrothers Dance Company
Irish step dancing and musical talents of students. Video: Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance
Savor Louisiana traditions with beads, masks, fun and the music.
Photo: Jack Wolf, Instructor
One belly dancer or a troupe, the thrill to watch is the same.
Video: Hannan Sultan
Discover the art and passion of Flamenco Dance and the Tango. Photo: Carolina Flamenco & Tangovita.
A stylish and graceful dance originated in Chicago , done in time with R&B music. The dance is done on the dominate beat of music, and in sync with your partner. Chicago Steppin includes a lead and follow position, and in order for the dance to be executed, there must be a physical interaction between partners. Numerous turns, and foot patterns are also included within this dance. Photo: NC Triangle Steppers
You don’t have to be a native to these islands to enjoy, appreciate, and participate. Experience for yourself the authentic dances from Cook Islands, Tahiti, Hawaii, both ancient and contemporary, New Zealand, the Easter Islands, and Samoa. Photo: International Dance Connection/Polynesia
Photo: Grupo Emballo Band and Dancers at Taste of Durham 2005
Photo: Dragon with no name
Photo:Project Mastana Dancers
However you dance, how young, or not so young…Don’t let them take away your dance!
The uncontrollable force to dance is the magic potion of Taste of Durham. The secret…there isn’t one. It’s the welcoming ambiance, after watching great dancing, absorbing the vibes of great music, and bellies filled with great food. It is a letting go feeling, then uninhibited, you’re inspired to dance.