SLA Dance Classes
Salsa Latina Dance Classes
Salsa Latina Dance School in Christchurch, offers Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba dance classes. Latin Dance styles are fun, modern & freestyle Street styles. Salsa & Latin Dance beginner courses start with a FREE Dance Class. Learn from New Zealand Salsa Champions. No experience or dance partner needed. Other Street Latin dance styles inc; Merengue, Mambo (aka Salsa On2) & Cha Cha On2 Lessons .
IND Dance Classes
Independent Dance Classes:
Dance & Fitness classes run by independent teachers & businesses at Salsa Latina Dance Centre inc: Zumba Classes, Tango Courses, Hip Hop, Break Dance, Capoeira, Burlesque, Ballroom, Jive, Waltz, Wedding dances, Tahitian Dance, Belly Dance, Jazz, Contemporary, Reggaeton, Fitness Classes, Twerk, Pole Dance Classes. All dance classes located at Salsa Latina Dance Centre Christchurch NZ
Salsa & Latin Dance Events:
Salsa Latina run many Latin dance events & parties in Christchurch New Zealand. Including our weekly Salsa & Latin dance event every Thursday and our Social night with a Free dance class on Saturdays called Salsa Night Fever at Salsa Latina Dance Centre each month. We also host other major Dance Events & Festivals and support other New Zealand Latin Dance Festivals & Congresses.
Salsa Dance Classes
Salsa Dance Classes
Learn to dance Salsa in Christchurch. It's the most popular partner dance world wide. It's a fun energetic spicy Latin Dance.
No Dance partner required, dance classes for Beginners through to Advanced
Bachata Dance Classes
Learn to dance Bachata in Christchurch. A Latin dance style from the Dominican Republic & modernised in Europe. Heaps of fun & easy to learn . No Dance partner required, dance classes for all levels
Kizomba Dance Classes
Learn to dance Kizomba in Christchurch. A Caribbean dance style from the Portugal . New to the world of dance and extremely popular. No Dance partner required, dance classes for all levels
What is Salsa?
What is Salsa? Salsa is a street latin dance for Salsa music, originating from Cuba, Puerto Rico & New York, it has now risen to the status of a world dance and considered the most popular partner dance world wide. Salsa dancing including other popular dance styles like Kizomba & Bachata mixes African & European dance influences through music & dance fusions. Today Salsa is a very modern dance that is influenced by other styles of modern dancing. Salsa can be a heavily improvised lead & follow partner dance or choreographed for performing, but is traditionally a Freestyle dance, danced in clubs and festivals. The Name Salsa orginated in New York and the Origin of the Salsa dancing & its music.
Salsa & Latin Dancing it's a very Modern Street Latin Dance Style
Salsa is first & foremost a social dance style, except for competitions & performances.
In the 'streets', Latin & Afro based dances such as Salsa, Cha, Bachata, Merengue & Kizomba are completely Improvised / Freestyle Street Dance, meaning it's 'not choreographed' It's a lead & follow dance and is constantly evolving with other modern dance styles being added.
There are also many styles of Salsa & Latin dancing around the world but you can dance with all of them if you learn that style of dancing well.
Another big misconception is Salsa or Latin dance are 'Ballroom dances', often you see these on TV, you'll often hear phases "lets dance The Salsa" these are recreations of original Latin dances which originated in England.
However in the 'real' Latin dance world Salsa and other Latin dance styles such as Rumba, Merengue, Cha Cha, Mambo in their true form are very different, their origins are Hispanic and afro, they are true street dances with all individual unique flavours "Sabor" and can be divided into their on accents depending on location.
Salsa Latina Class Prices
Salsa Latina Concession Cards & Gift Vouchers
These cards can be used for any level, of Salsa, Bachata or Kizomba classes. They also make great gifts. You can conveniently order these online via Pay pal on our website, once you have purchased this can pick up your card when you come to class.
Salsa Latina Facebook Page:
Find out what's on, what's hot, dance information. Latin Dance classes & Events in Christchurch listed on our facebook page. Join now or take a scroll here to see what's happening at Salsa Latina Dance Centre & our Studios in Christchurch New Zealand.
Benefits to dancing Salsa & Latin Dancing:
- Salsa & Latin dance classes are an easy way to meet someone & gain more friends
- Salsa & Latin Dancing is one of the few fun hobbies that couples or friends can do together
- Dancing is a Fun way to exercise your body that fits into a lifestyle & lower your risk of heart attacks & strokes
- Latin Dancing develops co-ordination of mind, muscle & balance
- Reduces the risks of Alzheimers & Dementia & other diseases
- Dancing is a great social asset & promotes confidence
- Dancing lowers the chance of being depressed or other emotional issues
- Salsa is a modern style of dance and go anywhere in the world and dance with anyone & meet people fast
No Wonder Latin & Salsa Dancing Feels So Good......
History of all Partner Dancing
The Predecessor to all modern partner dances is the Waltz.
If you look at Tango, Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha, Semba, Kizomba, Son, Forro, Merengue, Bachata, Zouk, Salsa, Swing, Jive, and all Ballroom styles. They all have..
Salsa Dance History
Salsa is a popular form of social dance had origins in Cuba. But it wasn't called Salsa until it hit New York. The movements of Salsa are a combination of the Afro-Cuban dances Son, cha-cha-cha, Mambo, Rumba, and the Danzón. The dance, along...
About Kizomba & It's History
Kizomba is characterised by a slower, romantic, more sensuous rhythm than the traditional Angolan Semba dance. Kizomba music emerged as a more modern music genre with a sensual touch mixed with African rhythm and Haitian Kompa...
About Bachata & it's History
Bachata is a popular music style and Latin dance from the Dominican Republic. Although developed mostly in last forty years, it has just gained international popularity lately. Nowadays, Bachata is well known not simply in the Caribbean..
Street Latin vs Ballroom Latin
Latin dances defined: The term 'Latin dances' in the context of social and ballroom dances may be used in two meanings. The public tend to get these mixed up very easily, mainly due to lack of dance education. Its good to ..
What is Salsa?
Salsa has an addictive quality inherent in this rhythm which fuels the desire to become part of it and express it physically, this varied music enveloped by the umbrella term "salsa," and its fundamental, most visible instrument... DANCE...
Salsa Latina on Spotify
join us on Spotify, you'll get latest Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba music updates and music used in class and our social nights.
We have various lists to join. Spotify is Free and you can download the app and subscribe to our music so you can listen at home, in the car and practice and dance to some of the best music around.