Ambivalent? Well ... yes and no."
Universal Style, (in process) also has its fans, the ones that love the dance and socialize as people with the common interest. This is happening in the smaller social clubs and the night clubs. I am a fan and I certainly approve of it. Those that wish to dance for the pure joy of moving to music have the right to do as they please.
"Speak Up Mambo" By Manhattan Transfer
Though considered strictly low class dances, there was some influence with time from the lower class Europeans and the Negro slaves as they got their freedom.
"Mambo #5" By Lou Bega
With a little syncopation they were on their way to Jazz and Swing. And all of these people were third and more generation Americans of African descent.