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#24549 - 08/21/00 12:58 PM Punta dancing
HolleyinColorado Offline
What exactly is Punta dancing? I have heard of it from someone who travelled to Ambergris Caye, but I am unclear on what it is. I have not found any info on this message board regarding punta dancing, but I hear it is very sensual! I will be in A/C
9-1 for the first time! I have obtained so much info from this message board and love reading it everday!

#24550 - 08/21/00 01:37 PM Re: Punta dancing
Debbie Offline
Yes!!! It is very sensual. and fun. and exciting. and exhilarating. and very freeing. It sort of has an African flavor to it, and a Jaimaican beat. Punta music is very popular in Belize. If I had to compare it to something I would have to say Reggae music. Are you familiar with Bob Marley??? My husband normally won't dance with me in public. But the music was intoxicating enough to lure him out on the dancefloor. The rastas that frequent the nightclubs seem to like it a lot. It's almost like belly dancing which works it's way into almost a trance like state of joy. (I'm having difficulty describing it accurately, and I'm sure you'll get some varying opinions) My husbands comment upon observing the locals was "pure joy from the tip of their heads to the tips of their toes." After listening for a while you can't help yourself!!! Have fun. We brought two CD's home!

#24551 - 08/21/00 02:32 PM Re: Punta dancing
HolleyinColorado Offline
Thanks Debbie! I can hardly wait to give it a try! I have a special someone who will also give it a try with me! Do the men dance the same way?

#24552 - 08/21/00 03:35 PM Re: Punta dancing
Debbie Offline
Yes, the men I saw do dance the same way. The couple dances quite seductively around eachother, and your kind of go with what your partner comes up with. It's very free form. Once my husband and I got the hang of it, a local black woman with beaded hair asked my husband to dance. He had a wonderful time, and she helped him "perfect" the dance. Then an older Rasta fellow asked me to dance and we all had a blast!!!! "Wild abandon" would be the way I would define it.
I stand to be corrected here, but there is a local culture in Belize called the Garifuna people. They are decendants of marooned, and escaped African slaves. They have a VERY distinct culture, their own language, art and way of life. Garifuna is spoken by some in San Pedro, and some live there. Check out their history on the internet. I think you will find it fascinating. If I were to guess, I would say that Punta dancing came from this very unique culture. But like I said.... I could be wrong.... Any comment or further information out there???

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#24553 - 08/22/00 06:25 PM Re: Punta dancing
HolleyinColorado Offline
WOW! Sounds like alot of fun! Where did you and your husband go when you experienced the punta dance? What other places in San Pedro have good punta music and dancing? Thanks so much for all your detailed info! I can't wait to go!

[This message has been edited by HolleyinColorado (edited 08-22-2000).]

#24554 - 08/23/00 10:20 AM Re: Punta dancing
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We were at a very nice club/restuarant called Fido's. (Pronounced FEEdoughs) They have live music at night, and the band we saw was from Belize City. It's right on the beach. The food is pretty good as well. I liked the location becuase when the dancefloor got to crowded and you got to hot, you could go down the back steps and dance in the sand. Heavenly.......


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