LATIN DANCE LESSONSBody movements, speed, sensuality
There’s no doubt that people always recognized Latin dancing as widely spread global dance genre. Not only in the world of dance, but even outside of it, a vast number of people have a somewhat rough picture in their minds about the broad umbrella of Latin Dance. Either by watching performance, hearing about it from friends, or listening to typical music. One of the most popular mediums nowadays that is spreading the spirit of Latin dancing to wider audiences is movies. They are portraying the beauty and core nuances of it. At our studio, Latin music and dancing are really not hard to see or hear. Students are most inclined to the genre and show increasing enthusiasm to develop as dancers. We run Latin dance lessons at Dance Amor as multi-faceted, plenty, diverse, learner friendly and as fun as any dance form could possibly get.
A BIT OF HISTORY LESSON
Let’s take a step back. Where did Latin dancing originate from in the first place? What are its roots? How has it been influenced over generations?
Students often ask these questions as they are intrigued by the fundamentals of dance genres. And in the case of Latin, over a period of time, boundaries have become blurred. There has been massive evolution of what its original definition looked like.
Where to begin…
To begin with, centuries ago it started off as a native and geographically embedded dance form in Latin American regions. That’s today’s Central and South America. After traditions were established and began getting popularised, influences from European and African countries started altering the form in their own, unique ways. People from across the world started dancing to traditional Latin music. They incorporated their independent dancing styles into the original Latin dancing.
Modernized Latin dancing is a result of mass fusion of different cultures and sub genres that has created a whole new repertoire of each dance style. There were lots of modifications that Latin dance has gone over through passing generations. However its core elements and deeply embedded culture remain. Its rhythms and movements stand out from other Ballroom dance styles.
You might be unsure as to how you can get an original, authentic dancing experience by taking Latin dance classes in Adelaide (far far away from its place of birth). We promise to embellish your dancing journey with true elements of native culture, unconventional movements and rich qualities of primitive Latin dancing.
You made it this far
You have just taken in a lot of information, but at least you made it this far! Time for us to give you a little insight into how you can start your journey of Latin dance classes in Adelaide. There is a range of experienced instructors at our studio. Just like our Ballroom lessons, you have couple of options that you can choose from based on your preference and convenience:
Group Latin Classes
Throughout the week, we have a mix of different dance styles that are taught to our students ranging from groups of 5 to 15 people. Sometimes its a smaller group as most people work on weekdays and have tight schedules, whereas other times its a fairly large group and heaps of new faces to see. Either way, you can pick the days that work best for you and pop in for a group class when you find the time. You don’t have to worry about missing out on something that was taught in previous sessions simply because each lesson is designed in a manner suitable for beginners to advanced and there’s always new content to learn!
Private Latin Lessons
- We teach the following types of Latin dances at Dance Amor: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha cha, Samba, Mambo, Jive.
- “Even if you have danced a latin style before, there is unlimited scope to expand your knowledge and either try out something you haven’t before or build on your existing skills.”
- Why Latin dancing is so popular: Unrestricted experimentation, freedom to add in a personal touch and bring out your character, enhances improvisation skills, increases flexibility of your bodies to a great extent
These are a few defining characteristics:
Latin Dance Styles offered:
Salsa – popular form of social dance that originated in the Caribbean. The movements of salsa have origins in Cuban Son, cha-cha-cha, mambo and Puerto Rican bomba and plena and other dance forms.
Samba – dance of black/African people in Brazil who brought much of their music and dance culture into Latin America upon arrival into many Latin American countries.