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STREET LATIN – SALSA, BACHATA, MERENGUE

Features of Street Latin:

  • Includes Salsa, Bachata and Merengue.
  • Fun partner dances characterized by spins.
  • Each style can be danced relaxed or uptempo.
  • Can be as simple or as complex as desired.
  • Learn how to dance in sync with a partner.

10-Lesson Dance Card For Only $120!

Street Latin describes a variety of Latin club dances and includes Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. These are fun partner dances characterized by spins and turns for both the leader and follower, incorporating an interesting variety of dynamic moves and combinations.

Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in New York with strong influences from Latin America – particularly Puerto Rico, Cuba and Colombia. The movements of Salsa have its origins in Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo and other dance forms. The dance, along with Salsa music is energetic and sexy. Quite likely Salsa is the most popular Latin dance in night clubs around the world today.

Authentic Merengue is one of the simplest Latin dances to learn and is considered the national dance of the Dominican Republic. The beat is clear, the rhythm constant, and the style is relaxed and unrushed, with a regular step-action where turns and moves can be as simple or as complex as desired, and can be executed with as many steps as the partners choose.

Bachata is also a dance from the Dominican Republic and both the music and the dance have been influenced by many of the other Latin dances including Salsa and Merengue. Bachata is typically a slower dance than Salsa and its sensual, smooth style is rapidly increasing in popularity in dance clubs world-wide. It’s also a great dance to catch your breath after a fast Salsa and it’s very enjoyable to learn with it’s simple traveling side-step.

In this class you’ll learn how to dance in sync with a partner, how to lead/follow, the basic footwork, timing and styling of Salsa, Bachata and Merengue; as well as a variety of popular moves and sequences. You don’t need any dance experience or a partner to take part in this beginners’ course, which will teach you the fundamentals to fully enjoy these popular dances.

WEEKLY CLASSES on Wednesday Nights! Beginners 7:15pm-8:15pm, Intermediate 8:30pm-9:30pm, Location is St. Peter’s Church 240 College St. Cobourg, Ontario. Check the Events Calendar for your Class Schedule & Social Events!

Private Lessons also available. Call (905) 396-0572.

SWING – 50’S ROCK N’ ROLL / JITTERBUG

This versatile and fun social dance style suits a variety of music, from Big Band Swing and 50’s Rock n’ Roll, through Blues and some of the current popular music. This is one of the best dances to learn for going out socially as it can be danced to any music with a regular beat.

Characterized by lots of spins, turns and an interesting variety of dynamic moves, these partner dances will allow you to look great on the dance floor and to have more fun at social events.

Both the dances and the music are infectious and you will be itching to get up and dance once the music starts playing.

In this class, you will learn how to dance in sync with a partner, how to lead/follow, the basic footwork, timing and styling of this Swing dance as well as a variety of popular moves and sequences.

You don’t need any dance experience or a partner to take part in this beginners’ course which will teach you the fundamentals you will need to enjoy this popular dance.

WEEKLY CLASSES on Sunday Afternoons! Beginners Noon 12pm-1pm, Intermediate 1:30pm-2:30pm. Practice time from 1pm-1:30pm. Location is St. Peter’s Church 240 College St. Cobourg, Ontario. Check the Events Calendar for your Class Schedule & Social Events!

Private Lessons also available. Call (905) 396-0572.

Features of 50’s Swing:

  • This dance style suits a variety of music.
  • Characterized by lots of spins and turns.
  • Learn how to dance in sync with a partner.
  • No dance experience or partner required.
  • Stylized moves characteristic of the era.

10-Lesson Dance Card For Only $120!

SWING – WEST COAST SWING

Features of WCS:

  • WCS is a very smooth and expressive dance.
  • Incorporates predominantly 6 and 8 count moves.
  • Improvisation and spontaneity a big part of this dance.
  • WCS evolved from Lindy Hop in the late 1930’s.
  • A great dance for night clubs, weddings, etc.

10-Lesson Dance Card For Only $120!

West Coast Swing (WCS) is a very smooth and expressive dance that can be slow, sexy and sophisticated or playful, funky and up tempo. It incorporates predominantly 6 and 8 count moves danced in a slot with musical interpretation, improvisation and spontaneity being a big part of the beauty of this dance.

WCS evolved from Lindy Hop in the late 1930’s and has the same time frame as many other forms of swing dance, however the look and feel of this dance is quite unique and the beauty of it is that it suits such a wide array of music.

Many contemporary songs played on the radio today with a slow to medium tempo suit WCS, as does blues, R&B, classic swing, jazz, big band, hip hop, funk, country and western, and the classic hits of many eras.

Once the basic patterns are learned, many styling variations and improvisations can be added in response to both the music and your partner’s interpretations.

This dance is still evolving as it follows the music trends of each decade and adjusts to accommodate new dance styles. This makes it a great dance for night clubs, weddings and any social gatherings where there is music.

Similarly for all the dances, you don’t have to be amazingly skilled at dancing to have fun, but it does become more and more addictive the better you get.

WEEKLY CLASSES on Monday Evenings! Beginners 7pm-8pm, Intermediate 8:15pm-9:15pm. Location is St. Peter’s Church 240 College St. Cobourg, Ontario. Check the Events Calendar for your Class Schedule & Social Events!

Private Lessons also available. Call (905) 396-0572.