Quebradita Time! [CANCELLED] Tickets
Mesa Amphitheatre | Mesa, AZ
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The Mexican dance style, Quebradita Time! comes to Mesa Amphitheater on Saturday, October 15th 2022. In Spanish, this means "Little break", and In order to avoid any major breaks, and or sprains, it is strongly advised that both dance partners should be physically fit to participate in the dance, as in any Latino dance style, the dances are fast and athletically oriented. Grab some tickets and come join Banda Machos, Mi Banda El Mexicano, Banda Maguey, and La Banda Zeta for the best of Latin Dance!
The Quebradita dance style, meaning ‘Little Break’ in Spanish, is actually a Mexican dance style, popularized in the 1990s mainly in the Los Angeles and South Western United States. The history of the dance form is somewhat hazy, and thought to originate from the US – Mexican border area, and was popularized in California – Mexican border regions. The dance is performed to the music of electric guitars and instruments influenced by synthesizers. In the Brinquito or the Caballito dance styles, the dancing steps are quite largely athletically orientated, but in the Quebradita dance, the trotting style steps are more acrobatically oriented.
It is usually performed as a regional Mexican song and usually performed to the accompaniment of electric guitars and instruments with synthesizers. In the quebradita dance, as in any other dance style, as expected, there are both a male and a female dance partners. The male dancer lowers his female partner into a deep backwards position, almost to the point where she touches the floor. Then the he quickly pulls her upright again. This immediate upward lifting movement is what is referred to as the "little break". Also, as expected, this technique of lifting the female partner to the upright position requires a fair amount of physical strength, and as such has led to the dance being rather a specialized style of dance. In the Brinquito or the Caballito dance styles, the dancing steps are quite largely athletically orientated, but in the Quebradita dance, the trotting style steps are more acrobatically oriented.