1. I would like to know What are the pelvis movements in Cha Cha Cha and Samba?Is the pelvis goes backwards or to the side, in Cha Cha Cha? Where can I get exact explanations (VIDEOS) about pelvis movements in various Latin dances? I would be more comfortable for me to learn from a video\pictures...
2. I would like to know where can I find\what is the minimum tempo and the maximum tempo allowed for different ballroom and Latin dances? For example, can I dance cha cha cha in a tempo of 130 bpm or in a tempo of 135 bpm?
Minimum and maximum tempos for all the daces can be found on Dancesport USA. Hip movement in the Samba is forward to back and is called a body tick. Instruction will be needed to learn the movement of the hips in the other Latin Dances. The Rumba for instance has a lineer as well as a lateral movement. The hip movement being the lateral. Not easy by any means.
Can you provide a URL for the Dancesport USA list of tempos? I haven't been able to find it. There is a local band that thinks they are a dance band, but their music is almost all at tempos that make dancing uncomfortable, if not impossible. It would be very good if I can provide them the list you mention.
nloftofan. Google USA Dancesport Rules . To find your way you might need to be familiar with computers. It is there and on page 7 you should find Tempi.In case you cant here it is for the International Style. Waltz 28 to 30. Tango 31-33. V, Waltz 58-60. Slow Foxtrot 28-30. Quickstep 50-52. Samba 50-52. Cha 30-32. Rumba 25-27. Paso Doble 60-61. Jive 42-44. You will find that those times are world wide. The tempo for all of the American Style are there also About bands. I find that they have n`t a clue, They cant dance and yet here they are playing for dancers. What seems to happen if there is a vocalist they play to suit the singer. That usually means that it is too fast and in many cases too slow. If its just right it is by accident. Good luck with your attemt to reform or should I say reformation. By the way the above is in bars and not beats. In bars per minute as above is exactly as it is on the USA Dancesport site. I`ve put that in just incase anybody thinks I have done a conversion.