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PORTUGAL : List of dances
Corridinho

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PORTUGAL How to dance Corridinho Traditional portugese dance of Algarve area. This couple dance is executed in a circle, women being in the middle-side and men in the external part of the circle. This dance also exists in former colonies of Portugal. It's a very energic dance, making easily dizzy ! One clutchs itself to its partner and turns quickly, Corridinho meaning little race. Video see www.youtube.com and see www.youtube.com
Fandango

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PORTUGAL, SPAIN How to dance Fadango Spanish and portugese couple dance. Fandango is a love and seduction dance of andalusian origin.
Beeing at the same time an urban and a theater dance, Fandango is characterized by a continual rhythm of castanets and a constant tempo increase. Unlike traditional dances, Fadango is danced as a popular entertainment, without wearing a specific costume. Video Fandango of Parana (Brazil) see www.youtube.com and portugese (professional) version with barefoot ! see www.youtube.com
Kizomba

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ANGOLA, PORTUGAL How to dance Kizomba Angolan dance of the 80's, Kizomba is a simplified version of Semba that spread on lusophone countries and then extended to the rest of Europe. Also named African Tango, Kizomba combines swayings of Zouk and the elegant sensuality of Tango. It's an affordable dance with an easy basic step that can be learned whatever old you are, thus beginners can enjoy the dance.
Three styles, angolan, cape verdean and portugese.

Passada (classic style), Tarraxinha (the slowest), Quadradrinha, Ventoinha (ventilator)
dance musics : Criola, Dam Bo Amor (Mika Mendes), Pause Kizomba (Axel Tony)
Video see www.youtube.com
Malhão

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PORTUGAL How to dance Malhao Folkloric circle dance of Estramadure on 2/4. Malhão de Reguenga is danced by groups of four. The folkloric song Ó Malhão Malhão had been sung on 1982 by Linda de Suza.
Rancho

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PORTUGAL How to dance Rancho This north Portugal couple dance is performed in rows or in a circle, according to the choreography. Each choreography tells a story. Traditional clothes represent poor peasants, sailors, fisher-men, or brides and lavenders.
Women's jewelry are cross or heart shaped. Clothes varie according to regions and to the social status.
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