Dance in Venezuela

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Origins

Most of Venezuela's dances originated in Europe in the 19th century, but some originated in the Caribbean, and others have African origins.

Venezuelan Polka

Joropo

The Joropo is the national dance of Venezuela. It originated in Spain and was most likely brought over in the 19th century. The Joropo consists of 36 steps and is a dance for couples.

Venezuelan Merengue

Baile de Tambor

Baile de Tambor, also known simply as tambor, is a dance of Afro-Venezuelan origins that is danced to the poly rhythms of the countries surviving African percussion traditions.

See also

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