Dance Classes

08 Mar

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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31 Jan

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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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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18 Feb

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
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  • Candy Lane Studios, 44 Mt Eden Rd, Auckland
  • Empire Dance Studios, 2 Bond St, Auckland

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