Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Shake it off - Bonus activity

Hello Blogging world! In recent years, many New Zealanders have embraced a new form of exercise called Zumba. It was made by a man named Alberto Perez who lives in a country, Columbia. He created Zumba up by bringing together many different dance styles like: cumbia, mambo, hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, tango, merengue and mambo. We had to choose one of the dance styles and read more about it. We had to post 3 interesting facts about the chosen dance and what country was it originally from and who created it? I chose The Tango.

  1. Tango is a partner dance so you can't dance by yourself.
  2. Today there is many forms of Tango extant.
  3. The Tango got created in the 1880s.
The dance was originally Argentina and Uruguay. Tango is a partner dance along the River Plata the dance soon started to spread. I hope you have learnt more about this type of dance. Please leave a comment about this dance! Bye! Bye! Blogging world!


  1. Hey Amie,

    Wow, it's interesting that the Tango was formed in the 1880's. You said that tango originated along the River Plate, were there villages along the river that created the dance? I would love to learn more about the origins of tango. Tango is such a popular and well known dance it is hard to imagine that it was formed in a small area between Argentina and Uruguay. Have you ever tried tango before? If you were to get into dancing what kind of dancing would you do?

    Blog you later,
    Megan :)

    1. Hi Megan, It was hard to find the place of who created the dance, but I think it was created in the village. I have never tried a tango before but would love to learn how to. If I had to dance I would either do ballet, gymnastics or Hip Hop. Thanks for commenting!
      From: Amie

  2. Ata Marie Amy.

    I really enjoyed reading your post about these dance styles and where they originate from - You have collected some really great facts to share here on your post. Where did you get your information from?
    Have you ever done Zumba before? I have, and it is so much fun!! Lots of laughs and you can't help but smile when you do it.
    I have a good friend who does Zouk. This is a dance style that is similar to Zumba but is originally from a french Island in the Caribbean. It's becoming very popular now to learn.

    I really recommend you try doing some Zumba in the holidays if you can, Lots of tutorials on you tube you can learn. Get a friend or sibling to join you.

    You are such an active blogger and I am enjoying following you on the Summer Learning Journey.

    Blog you Soon.


    1. Ata Marie Clare, I got my information from the link that the Summer Learning Journey website had. I haven't done Zumba before. I will try do Zumba in the holidays knowing that it is very fun! If you need to know my name is spelt Amie. =) Thanks for commenting!
      From: Amie

    2. Hi Amie. I do apologize for spelling your name wrong. Thanks so much for letting me know and commenting back with me. I will make sure I spell it right next time. Enjoy your Zumba dance. :)


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