This category includes all the dances done to Latino style music with a strong emphasis on Afro-Cuban beats. Dances in this category include Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha, Mambo, Rumba, Bolero, Bachata, Samba, Paso Doble, Cumbia, Lambada, and Zouk. The Latin/Rhythm dances use quick foot work and a body rhythm called “Cuban Motion”. The competition styles of International Latin and American Rhythm differ by the dances and the leg action, but the body rhythm required is very similar in both styles. That is what makes the Latin dances such a great work out for your core muscles.