Dance Classes

Salsa "On1"

Salsa is the most popular of all Latin dances! Its the perfect way to get fit, meet a whole bunch of new people, gain confidence, de-stress, all while having lots of fun!

Salsa dancing has a huge social appeal. There is a salsa social/party or event on most days of the week for you to enjoy your new skill. This is the kind of exercise where fun prevails and burning calories is just the added bonus! The workout buddies are all there by default and ready to dance with you!

No partner required - no experience necessary! Our classes and courses can take you from complete Beginner through to dancing like a "Pro"! 5 levels to choose from, Beginners (level1), Beginners PLUS+ (level2), Improvers (level3), Intermed (level4), Advanced (level5).

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Salsa "On2"

When Swing and Cuban music came together it created a fascinating rhythm and in turn created a new sensational dance - The Mambo!

The Mambo could not have been conceived earlier since up to that time, the Cuban and American Jazz were still not wedded. The "Mambo" dance is attributed to Perez Prado who introduced it at La Tropicana night-club in Havana in 1943. Since then other great Latin American band leaders have achieved styles of their own and furthered the Mambo craze.

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Bachata is a smooth and sexy partner dance originating from the Caribbean region, more specifically, the Dominican Republic with borrowings from the Cuban Bolero.

Although Bachata is a classic form of music dating back to the 1960's, it has enjoyed a revival and has taken Latin night clubs by storm all over the World! The music has a distinctive guitar sound and evolved from the guitar-led folk groups of the Cuban son and the bolero. It is romantic and beautiful to listen and dance to.

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Private Lessons

Private lessons are suitable for those wanting personal attention to their dancing. Lessons are available for Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Brazilian Zouk, Brazilian Samba, Performance coaching, Competition coaching, Wedding dance, Choreography and more.

Lessons can be done 1-on-1, 2-on-1 (two people and one instructor) or 2-on-2 (two people and two instructors). A couple is considered as one leader and one follower. In a private lesson the attention is 100% on you. We can concentrate on your individual needs and attend to details that are not possible in a group class situation.

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About Latinissimo

Latinissimo was first founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 specializing in street Latin dance. 2005 Latinissimo relocated to Auckland, New Zealand.

Directed by World Salsa Champion Giancarlo, Latinissimo as a school has performed, taught and competed across 4 continents, are multiple international and national champions and have produced two World Amateur Salsa Champions.

  • Latinissimo Dance New Zealand
  • 0210 29 88 164
  • Email us HERE
  • Empire Dance Studios, 2 Bond St, Auckland

Auckland Grey Lynn

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Salsa L2 Tuesday 15 Jun @ 7:30pm
Bachata L2 Thursday 17 Jun @ 7:30pm
Bachata Shines Wednesday 23 Jun @ 7:30pm
Mambo Shines Monday 05 Jul @ 7:30pm
Bachata L1 Monday 12 Jul @ 6:30pm
Salsa L1 Thursday 15 Jul @ 8:30pm