Reggaeton is a mixture of Jamaican and Latin American influences, blended with Hip Hop and Electronica beats.
Reggaeton music originated in Panama in the 1970s and spread to Puerto Rico, where it is claimed as a musical genre of their own. Reggaeton spread rapidly worldwide, along with the accompanying dance style that is simple and easy to learn. It is a similar dancing style to that seen in the film ‘Dirty Dancing’, but with more of Caribbean influence. A classic Reggaeton dance move is often referred to as ‘Perreo’, which means ‘Doggie’. The man stands behind the woman, and both grind their hips and shoulders in time to the music. Reggaeton is a sexy and passionate dance, making it very popular in clubs and discos worldwide. It is also suitable for any party or social occasion for fans of Latin music.
Reggaeton can be danced improvised in pair or single, but in courses and classes a choreographed sequence is generally taught.
Dansarna.se offers beginner workshops and courses in Reggaeton.