Living: You Can't Stop Dancing

A new merengue craze heats up the club scene

Sweet deliverance! Finally a dance anyone can do -- a fast dance, a hot dance -- without looking like a candidate for a physical-rehabilitation class. A little flame and no shame. Slick stepping and sexy navigating, with no bruised knees. And no characters on the floor making jokes about the rhythmic capabilities of most native North Americans. "It's a very simple dance, not complicated," says Gloria Senor, who, with her husband, runs a dance band in Miami. "It's a two-step." It's the merengue. It's bliss.

Mireya Navarro, 29, a California journalist, reports that her relationship with an "Anglo from Berkeley" used...

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