By Laurel Goold
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The Conga dance was first created by the African slaves that were brought to Cuba to work on plantations. This dance is performed in a line and uses small shuffle steps, resembling how the slaves were chained together in the fields and could only move together using very small steps. Although it has an unfortunate and sad origin, the Conga line has become very popular, especially at large parties, dances, and weddings. It is a very easy dance that involves three small steps and then kicking out to the side. The leader of the line moves throughout the room, not necessarily in any particular pattern as the line follows.

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