Choreographers on Pop TV in Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Giancarlo & Masha had the honour to choreograph the group dance for the grand finale of the popular TV show "Popolna Poroka" (Perfect Wedding) on Slovenian TV channel POP TV.

The show which features couples competing for a grand prize of an all expensed paid wedding at a premier location and venue, wedding bands and a honeymoon in the Maldives and Dubai. As it is a reality show, the couples went through a number of challenges, dancing being one of them, on live television in order to accumulate points from the judges and votes from the viewers. The show became the 2nd most viewed tv show on Slovenian television this season and ran from February to May 2015.

For the grand finale, the inhouse choreographers of the show Plesno Mesto (Dance City) Studios wanted to do something different for the remaining three final couples. They approached Giancarlo & Masha as they realized their extensive experience with choreography and television appearances. As with all television shows, time is extremely limited and the couples needed to look fabulous within a few days to wow a live audience! Giancarlo & Masha chose the hit song "Bailando" by Enrique Iglesias for the group dance.

Leading up to the final show, Slovenian news site 24ur featured one of the rehearsal the couples had with Giancarlo and Masha. (note this site is in Slovenian language, for a Google translated English version please click here).

Highlights from the live show

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Although the dancers had no experience what so ever with salsa dancing and the only dance experience they did have was from dancing on the show, they managed to pick up the choreography Giancarlo Masha prepared for them and looked fabulous on the night. Just what the producers wanted for the big finale.

We would like to thank Marko Hren and Anita Vihtelic, directors of Plesno Mesto for the opportunity and believing in us to step up to the plate and deliver for this fun and exciting project.

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
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Course update Feb27 2021

Due to Auckland going into Alert level 3 from Sunday 28 February 6:00am
for the next 7 days - all courses and any lessons are postponed during this time.
During Alert level 2, SHINES courses can resume.
During Alert level 1 PARTNER courses can resume.

- Bachata L1 Monday 01 March @ 6:30pm (postponed)
- Mambo Shines Monday 08 March @ 7:30pm (resumes 08 Mar)

- Salsa L1 Tuesday 02 March @ 6:30pm (postponed)
- Salsa L2 Tuesday 02 March @ 7:30pm (postponed)

- Wednesday 10 March @ 7:30pm (resumes 10 Mar)

- Bachata L1 Thursday 04 March @ 6:30pm (postponed) 
- Bachata L2 Thursday 04 March @ 7:30pm (postponed) 
Salsa L1 Thursday 04 March @ 8:30pm (postponed)

We will update the website as we get news of any changes from the goverment.
Stay safe, take care and we'll see you dancing real soon!