that we teach (but not limited to):
Club 2 step
Learning the Rumba is a prerequisite for good Latin dancing.
The Cuban Motion is essential in most Latin dances. The
Rumba is used by good dancers everywhere and provides
interesting variety suited to a limited space. Neat,
attractive, precise footwork gives you confidence in your
dancing. The Rumba will sharpen your sense of rhythm,
timing, and muscular control.
Cha: The Cha-Cha adds fun to your dancing
through it’s syncopated steps and many open movements.
When you can dance many interesting combinations with ease,
you and your partner will be able to feel the pulsating
latin rhythms which make this dance so fascinating. The
energetic rhythm of the Cha-Cha encourages you to cut loose
and let your personality show.
Coast Swing: The Swing is a spot dance with a
carefree relaxed style and is a dance easily mastered by
most people. The various speeds are excellent training for
quick footwork and good leading & following which will
add comfort and ease in other rhythm dances. After mastering
the patterns, both men and women will find Swing a fun and
exciting dance to learn and practice. Perhaps the most
uniquely American of all dances, the Swing brings forth a
buoyant carefree movement. It’s one of the dances that
Coast Swing: West Coast Swing is a stylized
Swing dance popular west of the Mississippi from Kansas to
California. Danced to slow or medium tempo Swing or Disco
music and characterized by slot movements, taps and
shuffles, coaster steps, and push and pull action of the
originated in the 1970′s Disco Era and was popularized
by John Travolta in the movie “Saturday Night Fever.”
Both the music and the dance swept the country like
wildfire, and although the white suits and gold chains have
faded away, the dance has stayed, giving us the fusion of
Swing and Disco. Hustle is still one of the most popular
nightclub dances across the country today.
improves the flexibility of the body and helps achieve easy
movement and lightness. The Samba rolling action teaches the
body to be supple. To move lightly, quickly, and smoothly
without effort takes study but only at the start. Although
considered a good exercise, Samba should be danced smoothly
and in a relaxed manner giving the appearance of effortless
movement. Sometimes called the South American Waltz, the
Samba pulsates to a unique Latin rhythm.
Trot is a basic dance from which you can acquire a basic
foundation. Learning to combine steps easily and smoothly
teaches variety and maneuverability. The Fox Trot posture is
attractive in appearance and helpful to all other dances.
Being able to dance to slow, medium, and fast tempos will
add confidence to your dancing and will assure fun and
relaxation for your partner. The Fox Trot provides a good
foundation for all dances and is often called the
“get-acquainted” or “first impression” dance.
develops balance and control. The basic Waltz steps are the
foundation patterns used in most ballroom dances. Correct
posture, rise and fall, and flowing movements should be
stressed to achieve good styling. The elegant sweeping
movement of the Waltz gives dancers a chance to practice
balance and to move lightly with ease.
Tango is one of the most beautiful of all the dances. It is
characterized by earthy and dramatic movements. In order to
achieve the distinctive style of Tango, it is important to
develop controlled staccato footwork along with fluid
graceful movements. The unique rhythm of the music is great
training for timing and phrasing which develops as the
dancer becomes more proficient. Tango practice is essential
towards becoming a good dancer.
is the Spanish word for “sauce” denoting a “spicy”
and “hot” flavor to this popular dance style to a
complex mix of many different rhythms. There are indications
the term Salsa was coined by radio disc jockeys in Puerto
Rico as early as the 1960′s. Later associated with a
New York sound developed by Puerto Rican musicians, Salsa is
considered the national music and dance of Puerto Rico. The
fusion of an Afro-Cuban beat with enhanced jazz textures
results in an aggressive high energy pulse which has become
popular everywhere. Many of the patterns are closely related
to those of the Mambo and Cha-Cha.
2 Step: This dance is an easy playful dance
that can be done to many pop songs. It is done to 4/4 time
music and has similar patterns to those found in Salsa,
although the style of this dance is much slower and
smoother. This is a popular dance among wedding couples as
it is usually a good tempo for the slower romantic ballads.
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