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Get Your Heart Beating With Merengue

Dance class can help improve balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength

AARP members can watch this video through Dec. 15, 2023. Video run time is 51 minutes. This is a recording of a live interactive event; references to participation in the chat no longer apply.
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Merengue is to the Dominican Republic what blues, jazz and hip-hop are to the United States — a musical style and dance that seems to represent the spirit of an entire country.

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Distinct from mambo, salsa, bachata, cha-cha, rumba and other Afro-Caribbean Latin dance styles, merengue is both the music and dance of the Dominican Republic.

You will be introduced to easy-to-follow, low-impact merengue choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. No equipment is needed.  Please consult your physician before beginning any new exercise regimen.

This video is part of AARP’s Virtual Community Center, where you can find a variety of free virtual events designed for learning, self-improvement and fun.

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