are approximately 300 (let's be optimistic) Parisian dancers who can
still dance the Toupie, the Parisian Samba, the musette Tango or musette
Bolero (based on chassÚ steps) - average age : 60 !
dances aren't recognised as being part of the "traditional"
dances simply because they are danced to music currently played in any
dance establishment or "retro" dance-hall (i.e. hosting tea
we aren't interested in them now, what will be left in 10 years' time of
these dances which draw their origins from the 1900's ?
yet, certain other dances which also date from the beginning of the 20th
century have been "reborn from their own ashes" :
That's fine, because dancing these three dances brings a lot of pleasure.
the moment, the Argentine Tango is in the best of health.
The impassioned always want to know more :
Do these people know that during the same era, the world of the Musette was similar in all aspects :
Is the era of the Parisian "Apaches" and the years which followed totally forgotten ?
"Yes, but the Argentine Tango is "richer" and offers more possibilities"...
Argentine Tango is richer now.
Musette too, only asks to be enriched in the same way.
dances known as "Swing" have made a dazzling recovery.
the "Swing" crowd, we say just one thing : if you would like to
dance other dances but you feel that traditional ballroom dances are too
rigid, you'll discover that the Musette dances are dynamic and light and
that they'll allow your dancing to evolve in a different direction.
date from the same period as the swing...
bitten by hot and sunny rhythms (and that includes us), should know that
dances typical of the salsa invaded the musette dance-halls from the
beginning of the last century, bringing their new elements with them.
In any case, it's clear that it is well suited to the Merengue and brings to its rhythms a marked and different choreographic richness...