Latin Dance Classes
The Latin Dance Style
Known best for their vibrant sensuality, Latin Dance styles are a crowd favourite around the world. Particularly popular with people looking for a faster paced dance with rhythmic hip action and sexy flair, Latin dancing is celebrated the world over, with Latin themed dance night clubs in almost every metropolitan city across the globe.
The term ‘Latin Dancing’ refers to a range of different dances including The Cha Cha, Rumba, Salsa and Merengue. All similar in style, these dances share a lot of characteristics, the most notable being the Cuban Motion hip action.
One of the most celebrated styles of dance, Latin is a great choice for those wanting to bring a little more passion to their lives. At Arthur Murray, we teach Latin dances to suit every skill level from beginners, through to experienced dancers. We offer lessons for couples and singles alike looking to enhance their healthy lifestyles, meet friends and have fun. Simply book a lesson today with your nearest studio to get dancing!
History of Latin Dancing
The term ‘Latin Dance’ is a general term which includes a range of dance styles originating in Latin America, including Puerto Rico and Cuba. Some of the styles of dance included under the ‘Latin’ umbrella are The Cha Cha, Rumba, Merengue and Salsa, each of which has a unique history and style.
Latin Dance Music
Latin music is percussive, vibrant and generally high tempo. The timing and BPM (Beats per Minute) change depending on the style of dance you are learning. One thing that you can count on, regardless of style, is that when you listen to this music, you can’t help but want to get up and move your body!
Here are our Top Ten favourite Latin Dance songs:
- Nadie Es Eterno – Tito Rojas
- El Costo de la Vida – Juan Luis Guerra
- Ven a Verme – Albita
- Los Campeones de la Salsa – Willy Chirino
- Los Hermanos Rosario – La Duena Del Swing
- Volver A Verte – Oscar D’Leon
- Oriente – La Lupe
- Aparentemente – Tony Vega
- Quimbara – Celia Cruz
- Tu Lo Mataste – The Latin Brothers
How to get Started with Latin Dancing
If you’re interested in learning Latin dancing we’ll start you on basics of the Merengue, which is a great starting point for this vibrant, sensual dance form, setting the foundation for all other Latin styles.
With its distinctive energy and Cuban Motion, Latin dancing is a favourite with all ages. At Arthur Murray we offer a range of options for people interested in learning more about this sexy and fun dance style.
Our experienced instructors would love to have you in our studios, simply book a complimentary lesson online!
Latin Dance Sydney
Add a little spice to your life with the high energy, fun Latin dance style. We’ve been teaching in our studios across Sydney for over 50 years and we’re nowhere near done! Latin dancing is easy to learn so it’s perfect for beginners, and it’s a great way to keep fit, have fun and meet new people.
If you’d like to join a Latin dance class in Sydney, or would like to learn more about this fun and fabulous dancing style, contact us today and we’ll give you a complimentary lesson!
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday – 12:45pm – 10:00pm
Book a Ballroom Lesson in Sydney CBD: 02 8320 4030
Monday to Friday – 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Book a Ballroom Lesson in Crows Nest: 02 8320 4033
Monday to Friday – 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Book a Ballroom Lesson at Bondi Junction: 02 8320 4036
Monday to Friday – 1:30pm – 10:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 2:00pm
Book a Ballroom Lesson at Parramatta: (02) 02 8320 4039