These dances, also called ‘Rhythm’� dances, feature many of the sensual, romantic, sexy Latin dances as well as the quintessentially American East Coast Swing. The Latin dances are “spot”� dances, meaning the couples generally dance in the same spot on the dance floor as opposed to traveling around the dance floor in a counterclockwise circle, (as they do in the Ballroom or Smooth dances.) Dances below are the dances we teach in our Ballroom/Latin series classes.
Rumba: Rumba is universally recognized as the dance of love.
Cha Cha: This is a fun, flirty dance that grew out of the Cuban Mambo, popular in the ’50’s in the U.S.
East Coast Swing: This dance (and all contemporary Swing) has its roots with the Lindy Hop dances done at the great Savoy Ballroom in Harlem in the 1920’s and 1930’s.
Bolero: Bolero is a slow, beautiful, expressive dance that is somewhat of a hybrid.
Each class runs for 45minutes with a strong emphasis on basics and practice.
One Lesson held each week 6:30pm-7:15pm
What to bring: please wear anything you can feel comfortable moving around in. For beginners, suede or leather soled shoes are best. You want shoes that allow you to easily glide around the dance floor. Avoid athletic shoes like sneakers. The most important element is that the shoes are secure.