First introduced to the Tropicana Night Club in Havana in 1943 by Perez Prado the Mambo is a Cuban dance which became a craze in Miami in the late 1940’s. The breaks and 2 and 4 provide a different musical accent to previous Cuban dances such as the Rumba. Today, having had the extreme acrobatics removed from the step patterns, the Mambo is mostly found danced amongst experienced dancers and is one of the most challenging Latin dances to learn. ​