A Latin dance originating in Cuba, Mambo was created in the 1940s when its music genre became widely known across Latin America. The original ballroom Mambo was related to the Danzón, although quicker and more effortless.
The modern version of the Mambo from New York City was distinguished in the late 1960s-70s by George Vascones, president of the local dance group Latin Symbolics. This style of Mambo is sometimes danced to traditional Mambo music, but more often is danced to Salsa Dura (classic Salsa).
The wild, exciting music and rhythmic dance movements make the Mambo incredibly compelling. Mambo is a combination of American and Cuban dancing and the tempo is distinguished by an electrifying Afro-Cuban beat. The dance is exciting and allows you to develop your own movement and style. Because Mambo is so fun, experienced Mambo dancers always make a great partner.
If you’re interested in learning to dance the Mambo, visit one of our Arthur Murray Dance Studios to get started!