Latinissimo Dance was founded by Giancarlo while studying photography in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 . In 2005 Latinissimo relocated to Auckland, New Zealand where it where it grew to become the most successful salsa dance school in NZ. Since its initiation in 2003, Latinissimo has been a strong influential part of the salsa dance community in both Australia and more specifically, New Zealand. Latinissimo transformed the New Zealand salsa dance community and were monumental in the competition and performance representation of salsa dancing in New Zealand.
At Latinissimo we believe the art of learning can only be accomplished by a well thought through basic learning program. Therefore our dance courses are syllabus based and will guide you through every step of the way, step-by-step to progress in the easiest and most comprehensive way possible. We are very passionate about dance in all its variations and forms, specially Latin dancing! Hence the word "Latinissimo", which translates both in Spanish and Italian - Very Latin! It is our mission to encourage other dancers of all ages and backgrounds, to experience the exciting world of dance through our eyes.
We offer group classes and private lessons to suit all levels of experience, adults and young adults – from the absolute beginner to the advanced dancer. Latinissimo takes pride in offering expert tuition with experienced and multiple national, international and World Salsa Champions in a friendly, warm and inspiring atmosphere. With regular social parties and practice sessions, you will be on dance floor in no time! Plus, you will be having fun while exercising, gaining confidence and making new friends.
As a dance school, Latinissimo have been featured in several national newspapers, magazines and TV shows in Australia, New Zealand and overseas. Have performed and competed across 4 continents, won multiple national and international competitions in both amateur (Latinissimo students) and professional categories and have produced 2 World Amateur Salsa Champions.
We currently run classes @ Empire Dance Studios, 2 Bond Street, Grey Lynn/Kingsland, Auckland