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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:

  1. Nadie Es Eterno – Tito Rojas
  2. El Costo de la Vida – Juan Luis Guerra
  3. Ven a Verme – Albita
  4. Los Campeones de la Salsa – Willy Chirino
  5. Los Hermanos Rosario – La Duena Del Swing
  6. Volver A Verte – Oscar D’Leon
  7. Oriente – La Lupe
  8. Aparentemente – Tony Vega
  9. Quimbara – Celia Cruz
  10. 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.

Whether you’re a couple or single, an absolute beginner or an experienced dancer, we can create a fun lesson plan that help you build a healthier lifestyle.

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

Sydney CBD
Monday to Friday – 12:45pm – 10:00pm
Book a Ballroom Lesson in Sydney CBD: 02 8320 4030

Crows Nest
Monday to Friday – 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Book a Ballroom Lesson in Crows Nest: 02 8320 4033

Bondi Junction
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

Both my wife and I are extremely happy learning ballroom dancing at Crows Nest Arthur Murray Studio. We have found the dancing instructors to be professional, knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. We are more than happy to continue enjoying our dancing experience and social activities with all the other students. We feel like part of a large joyous dancing family.John & Marilynread more
John Chung
John Chung
11:16 14 Feb 17
We were interested in learning Tango for our daughter's wedding last year, but here we are in our second year at AM, Crows Nest - dancing has now become our passion, due in large part, to the excellence of teaching and supportive atmosphere of this studio! The journey is long and I so envy the folks who have started years ago to achieve the beauty and grace of ballroom and the seduction of Latin dancing. We are determined to continue !!!read more
Ayshe Talay-Ongan
Ayshe Talay-Ongan
23:35 06 Feb 17
We started dancing in 2009 for our wedding - and had so much fun learning that we kept it up. They have incredible flexibility to do as much as you want, on your schedule, and consist of staff that appreciate busy working (and family!) lives --- while encouraging you to always improve yourselves! As a couple learning they have accommodated both our learning styles very more
Heidi Kuglin Justin Beck
Heidi Kuglin Justin Beck
08:48 04 Feb 17
I walked through the doors at Arthur Murray Crows Nest over 10 years ago having never danced a day in my life… I was looking for something fun to do outside of work and I’ve been there ever since!! There are local and overseas competitions, social nights and lots of glamorous events throughout the year to keep you busy. It’s fun, challenging, incredibly rewarding and you have an absolute blast along the way!!read more
Amy Hendry
Amy Hendry
02:29 31 Jan 17
I have loved dance all of my life but the Arthur Murray Crows Nest experience has taken my love and learning to another level. I have been dancing here for 14 years and will continue until my body gives up. My lessons are so much fun, challenging in a good way and a great form of exercise. Add to that the social side, great people, parties, outings, local and overseas competitions and you have the ultimate more
Janet Black
Janet Black
02:19 27 Jan 17