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Ladies Salsa & Bachata Shines Classes

- Start Date Coming Soon
- Women Only Classes

- Teacher & Choreography: Milena (NZ Salsa Shines Team Champion Trainer)
- Level: Intermediate & above

These classes will be resuming the ladies' styling classes later in the year, join our newsletter for future updates!

Ladies Styling

Join our specialised shines (aka footwork) classes designed for women who want to elevate their expertise in styling, technique, and the vibrant world of Latin and Caribbean dances. Delve into the enchanting realms of Bachata & Salsa On1 or On2 with each class focusing on one specific dance style. You can see on the timetable which style is being taught week by week.

Within these classes, you will acquire the finesse to dance with flair while refining your footwork. Enhancing not only your solo performance but also elevating your partner dancing skills. Our objective is to empower you with knowledge and instill confidence in your abilities. Towards the culmination of each class.

Teacher: Miléna

Born on the Caribbean island of Martinique in the French West Indies, Milena began her dance journey at the tender age of 3 with ballet. She studied under the tutelage of Nicole Orcel, who was trained at the Paris Opera Ballet, for a period of 12 years. Over the years, Milena has accumulated extensive experience in various dance styles. Her leadership skills were put to the test when she led her Ladies Salsa Shines Team to victory, becoming the National Champions in 2022.. read more >

Intermediate+ Level:

This Class is designed for dancers who are excellent in their beginners basics and pushing well into intermediate level. This is designed to develop and push your current dance level. If you are not too far into intermediate level you may still join. There are no dance partners to contend with so this will not affect anyone accept yourself so why not come have some fun and give it a try.


If you are wanting to enter future 'Ladies Shines Performance Teams' with Milena this is the sure way to get noticed!
Note that while Bachata & Salsa Shines classes do have a show factor, performing during these lessons is entirely an optional thing if it's offered at the end of class for fun.

Grading & Enrolment Not Required

Typically, progression from the Beginners level to this stage occurs after successfully completing a grading. As a result, enrollment is automatic and not necessary. Nonetheless, if you are new to our classes and are visiting Christchurch, and would like to experience a casual class, or if you already have experience in this dance style, you have the option to register - enrol here >

Gradings are not required, but recommended for these classes. Since these classes are not partner dancing but footowork only,  it won't affect anyone else in this class. However we highly recommend you have completed a beginner course and we recommend gradings because this will help you to understand weaknesses and helps build a good foundation. 

Grading provides an opportunity for Salsa Latina teachers to provide direct feedback on your dancing abilities. 

....Read more about Gradings & when they are here >

FAQ's :

Frequently Ask Questions

• Do I need to join the 1st week?
Yes we highly recommend starting on the start dates.

• I'm Male, can I join?

Sorry guys, this is a womens only class.

• What is Salsa On1 Salsa On2?
Salsa On1 and Salsa On2 are much the same when it comes to regular shines, so if you are learning either of these styles it won't matter which unless you look a the basic step or partner dancing. So if you are concerned about the differences we suggest to just give it a go regardless.
Salsa On1 is what we normally teach in a regular Salsa classes, until you get to Int/adv levels, however you will learn Salsa On2 known as Mambo, in Imp/Int level Salsa On1 classes. We also have conversion to on2 from our Salsa Latina TV classes >

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