Pertaining to, situated in, or constituting the periphery:Aside from our big dominant group, which includes most of the members of the social dance clubs on this island, there are the peripherals. In the main most were established several decades ago in the beginnings of protesting "ballroom," and the simple fact is that they like the dancing that they do. Anybody think that is wrong?
"All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them."
Argentine Tango was one of the first. They would neither accept American or International "ballroom" Tangos, - or even any others. Unfortunately, in Argentina they were developing several other different styles of dance too. Many of the movements coming from Tangos evolving all over the world specially the Acrobatic movements for show business. As per usual it is the younger dancers that are pursuing a newer dance world.
"Perfidia" by Placido Domingo
"Sabor A Mi" por Luis Miguel
Salsa dancers evolved from the Mambo dancers and what the "young" perceived as "Latin" dancing which has since been pretty much narrowed in foot fashion but increased a hundred fold in the arm movements. They allowed Cha Cha Cha and Merengue but they still considered themselves "Salsa Dancers." They are very emphatic in not wanting to be part of the old "ballroom" scene. Since it is pretty much a young peoples dance, (it is still in progress and Bachata coming in) and in New York City the original lead location, Salsa clubs are slowing down.
"Social dancers believe that there are shortcuts to happiness
and dancing is one of them."