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...have to congratulate you on creating such a quality DVD! (Beginners) In my opinion, the way you have put it together makes it the best instructional DVD I have watched!

- Dean Christie, Bay Salsa Festival Director, New Zealand

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Latinissimo Dance Studios

LDStudios is available for hire for dance practice, dance classes, photoshoots, filming and more. The studio features a 160sqm wooden sprung dance floor, fully equiped with sound system, party lights, wall to wall mirrors and airconditioning. Plenty of street parking which is free after 6pm. There is also the K'road Parking building on Mercury Lane. Please do not hesitate to contact us to find out more about hiring LDStudios.

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Join our Zumba fitness classes! This is the most fun exercise dance class available!

Renee will be leading our weekly Zumba classes pumped with loads of energy and heaps of fun! Dance and exercise to those catchy & contagious Latin tunes! Zumba classes run on Wednesdays & Saturdays.

NOTE: Zumba classes are currently not running.

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Join TEAM Latinissimo Performance teams!

TEAM Latinissimo student teams are New Zealand's most popular street Latin dance performance teams. To join, simply come along to any of the info meetings held 2-3 times per year. Being part of any Latinissimo team is exciting and fun! You will be part of an incredibly friendly and passionate group of dancers who just love to dance!

Latinissimo Teams are available for all levels, from beginners wanting to experience to perform for the first time, to advanced dancers with more
performance expereince. (A-Team, B-Team, C-Team, D-Team, E-Team)

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DJ Casanova spinning the best & most popular in Latin Music!

Whether it be a weddings, corporate function, birthday, Christmas party or 21st. DJ Casanova presents the most professional Latin DJ services. From Salsa to classic Mambo, Bachata, Zouk, Reggaeton and even 70's and 80's Disco. DJ Casanova will spin up a whirlwind on the dance floor!

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  • Latinissimo dominates

    Latin Dance Studios SalsaDance.co.nz Latinissimo Dancers dominate the 2009 NZ Salsa Nationals! What a weekend it was for Latinissimo dancers at the 2009 New Zealand Salsa Nationals held at the Telstra Clear Events Center in Manukau on Saturday 31 October.

    "-Latinissimo was in a class of its own, and it was worth coming just to see you guys!"

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  • Salsa Vs. Cha Cha competition results

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  • Giancarlo & Masha at Queensland State Salsa Titles

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  • World Salsa Championships - no more

    The World Salsa Championships - NO more! The World Salsa Championships organized by the "Salsa Seven" and headed by Mr Albert Torres, has been cancelled and is no more. Read More
  • Dancing With The Stars Live Cancelled!

    Dancing With The Stars - LIVE! CANCELLED! Thursday, 15 July, 2010 - 11:57 Musictank regrets to announce that the 'Dancing with the Stars Live' stage show at Vector Arena, Auckland on Friday 27 August 2010 is cancelled. Read More
  • Latinissimo @ 2010 NZ Salsa Nationals

    Record representation for Latinissimo @ 2010 NZ Salsa Nationals! The 2010 NZ Salsa Nationals is just around the corner! Latinissimo will be out in full force once again competing and defending their 3x titles at the NZ Salsa Nationals. Read More
  • TEAM Latinissimo Info meeting

    TEAM Latinissimo Info meeting! Thursday 30 January, 2014 - 7:00pm Latinissimo is looking for new Team members who wish to join us for Local, National and/or International Performance opportunities! NOTE: Teams listed below are the LAST teams in New Zealand under the direction of Giancarlo & Masha. Read More
  • Latinissimo dominates - again!

    Latinissimo Dancers dominate again! What a great weekend it was for Latinissimo dancers! Over the weekend - Saturday 16 October - the 2010 New Zealand Salsa Nationals were held at the Telstra Clear Events Centre in Manukau. Latinissimo dancers dominated the competition by securing 4x placing in the 5 categories, an unprecedented achievement - once again! Read More
  • Gian & Masha - Winners Swedish National Championships

    Gian & Masha - 1st Place Swedish National Salsa Championships! Saturday 30 April, 2011 Gian & Masha traveled nearly 20,000kms, literally to the other side of the planet to represent New Zealand at the 2011 Swedish National Salsa Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. This competition would be one of the most siginificant competitions to date for Gian specially as it is his home country and home town... Read More
  • Gian & Masha - 2011 Australian Salsa Open Champions!

    Giancarlo and Masha have done it once again! This time claiming 1st place in the Professional division at the 2011 Australian Salsa Open Championships held in Sydney on Saturday 28 May, 2011. Read More
  • Giancarlo & Masha @ World Salsa Open

    Giancarlo & Masha @ 2011 World Salsa Open! Thu 28 Jul, 2011 - San Juan, Puerto Rico Gian & Masha represented both New Zealand and Australia at the recent World Salsa Open in San Juan, Puerto Rico (27-30 July). At the same time they added to NZ salsa history as they were the first and only NZ representatives at this event to date and made the entire Puerto Rican audience and online viewers all over the world aware of NZ salsa! Read More
  • 9x Gold Medals for Latinissimo!

    Latinissimo unstoppable - 2011 NZ Salsa Championships Auckland, 19 November 2011 - The 2011 New Zealand Salsa Championships was held at the AMI Netball Center in St Johns, Auckland. Latinissimo dancers came out in full force with 33 competitors entering in total. After months of reherasals, preparation, sweat and tears, Latinissimo managed an incredible 9x Gold medals, 2x Silver medals and 4x Bronze medals! The competition this year had many more categories than in previous years giving dancers of all levels and ages a chance of becoming a New Zealand Salsa Champion... and indeed Latinissimo dancers took every opportunity! Read More
  • Latinissimo dancers - World Salsa Champions

    Latinissimo dancers crowned World Champions! {flike}  {fsend}  {fshare id=196} Hong Kong 04 March, 2012 - The 2012 World Salsa Championships was held 1-4 March, 2012 in the vibrant city of Hong Kong. 7 dancers from Latinissimo set their goal to represent New Zealand in the Amateur, Professional and Team categories at this prestigious event. After months of preparations, blood, sweat, tears and injuries... the time had come to head over to compete against some of the best in the World. Read More
  • Latin Dance Studios is moving to 29 East Street, Auckland Central

    We're moving Monday 14 May >> 29 East Street, Auckland Central We are very excited to finally announce that Latinissimo Dance Studios will be moving to a new location as of Monday 14 May, 2012. {flike}  {fsend}  {fshare id=202} All activities will be moving to 29 East Street, Auckland Central. Click image to see enlarged map   Read More
  • 2014 Latinissimo Open Day

    2014 OPEN DAY @ LATINISSIMO Saturday 11 January @ 11am Sunday 12 January @ 11am Try some exciting new classes, plus get a chance to meet and greet our instructors for 2014. Tell all your friends and bring them along! Read More
  • Giancarlo & Masha - 2nd Place @ US Salsa Open

    Giancarlo & Masha - 2nd Place @ The US Salsa Open Oakland, CA, USA, July 14, 2013 Over the weekend of 12-14 July, professional Salsa dancers and Latinissimo representatives; Giancarlo & Masha who also reached the semifinals on TVONE's New Zealand's Got Talent, took it upon themselves to be first ever New Zealand representatives at one of the largest Salsa dance competitions in the World. The Annual US Salsa Open Championships held in Oakland, California, which is on the outskirts of San Francisco. Read More
  • Salsa Ladies A-Team - 1st Place @ NZ Salsa Solo

    SALSA LADIES A-TEAM - 1st PLACE @ NZ SALSA SOLO! Christchurch, NZ, Saturday 03 August, 2013 Over the weekend 2-4 August 2013, the New Zealand Salsa Solo Competition was held in Christchurch. Latinissimo's Salsa Ladies A-Team was the only team representing Auckland at the competition. The ladies entered the Salsa Teams category taking out 1st Place among teams from across New Zealand. Read More
  • 4th Place @ World DanceSport Games

    Giancarlo & Masha rank 4th @ WORLD DANCESPORT GAMES Kaohsiung, Taiwan, September 18, 2013 Giancarlo & Masha were sole New Zealand representatives @ the World Dance Sport Games in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. With full sponsorship from the IDO (International Dance Organization) and (KOC) Kaohsiung Organization Committee they entered the "Caribbean dance" category which include Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. Only one couple per country is allowed to enter - 15 countries were on the start list for this particular category. At first there were 18 entries, however 3 did not make it to the competition due to different complications. Read More
  • Salsa Ladies A-Team - 1st Place Australian Salsa Solo

    SALSA LADIES A-TEAM - 1st PLACE @ AUSTRALIAN & INTERNATIONAL SALSA SOLO! Brisbane, AU, Saturday 30 November 2013 Over the weekend 29 November - 01 December 2013, the Australia & International Salsa Solo Championships took place in Brisbane Australia. Latinissimo's Salsa Ladies A-Team were the NZ representatives as the had already qualified for this competition when taking out 1st place at the NZ Salsa Solo Competition back in August. Read More
  • 3rd Place @ World Salsa Summit

    Giancarlo & Masha 3rd @ World Salsa Summit Miami, Florida USA, February 8, 2014 Giancarlo & Masha represented New Zealand at the World Salsa Summit & Global Salsa Championships in sunny Miami, Florida in the USA. However, they were not the only ones representing NZ this time. Giancarlo & Masha brought with them Latinissimo's Men's Salsa Shines Team to participate in the Male Shines Team category. The team consisted of Bob Hela, Dharshana Ratnayake, Juan Sandoval, Hohua Diamond and Giancarlo was also part of the team. Read More
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NZ Salsa Champions - in 9 categories!


Saturday 19 Nov, 2011 - Latinissimo dancers achieved impressive results with 9x Gold, 2x Silver, 4x Bronze medals at the 2011 NZ Salsa Championships!

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