With this free course of 13 video lessons you will learn about the most important concepts to learn to dance Reggaeton
Reggaeton is a danceable musical genre that is derived from reggae and dancehall, as well as elements mainly of hip hop, and Hispanic music. It is a very popular musical genre to this day, which had its peak in the 2000s and 2010s.
It was influenced by reggae in Spanish from Panama and developed in Puerto Rico in 1990; it emerged from the popularity of Jamaican reggae, along with American hip hop during the early days of that era.
Subsequently, reggaeton gradually moved away from reggae, but continued to use the same instruments and musical rhythms but with different lyrics and melodies. This was due to the fact that in Puerto Rico reggae beats were used on rap bases but with different lyrics and compositions.
Similar to salsa which was a cultural expression of Hispanic youth in the early 1970s, reggaeton entered the United States in the 1990s and 2000s and has become a mode of expression for many young Hispanics. It has continued to act as a form of resistance to the cultural consumerism produced by the presence of the United States in Latin America.This mode of expression began with the first veteran artists who commented on the social inequality they face in Latin America.