Welcome to Latinissimo

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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


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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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!