Passion is perhaps the one word that best encapsulates the spirit of the Latin dances. These dances are often classified as rhythm dances because of their emphasis on beat as well as the lack of a line of dance. Combinations of African rhythms, Western partner dances, and Native folk dance and music resulted in a broad range of Latin American dances that hail from a broad range of Latin American countries. The Samba captures the exuberant spirit of Brazilian carnival. The Dominican Republic has produced the sensual Bachata and the intricate Merengue. The flirty Salsa, energetic Cha Cha, and passionate Rumba come from Cuba, and Cuban motion gives many of these dances their flair with pronounced hip and ribcage movement. Dancers give themselves up to the soulful Latin music and feel the movement of the dance grow out of deep connection with the music and their partner.