Dance Classes 2

Shines & Body Movement

Salsa Shines is one of the key characteristics of Salsa dancing and is a complementing part of salsa partnerwork. You will use shines when you separate from your dance partner during the dance and create footwork patterns to enhance your dancing. Anyone who wishes to excell with their salsa dancing will need to learn shines. 

Most of us who dance Salsa want to get better and hopefully become advanced dancers. The higher the level of salsa gets, the more intricate the partner work becomes, the more skill will be required from both leader and follower to execute. In order to execute higher level partner work and styling in a good manner, shines will be of great help. Reason being because it will require you to practice specifics that will give you the base to conitinue to grow your solo dancing and as a result you will move with more ease in partner work and understand the footwork better.

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Ladies Styling

Ladies Styling are solo classes. Here you focus primarily on body awareness, coordination, timing, musicality, rhythm, weight transfer and balance.

These elements are essential for all partner dancing and solo dancing of course. You will also learn sequences wich involve footwork/shines in order learn how to hold your own on the dance floor.

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Performance Teams

The first Team Latinissimo was formed in 2006. It marked the beginning of the first salsa dance team consisting of students only, to represent Auckland at international salsa events. The idea was to create a performance course that would give aspiring salsa dancers the experience of what it is like "behind the scenes" of preparing for a performance. Everything from working with a team, working with a partner, costuming, make-up, learn and perfect a choreography within a specific time frame to then perform for a large audience. It was the first structured "Performance Course" by a salsa dance school in New Zealand.

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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
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  • 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