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Partnered Latin Dance Performance

✪ Learn how to perform through a new Latin dance team routine which will develop your dancing tremendously! 
✪ Train with some of the best Salsa & Latin dancers in NZ, we have created many successful performers all around New Zealand.
✪ Learn to perform & how to execute complex turn patterns, performance secrets, how to relate to the music.

✪ Beginners Grading Required so do get started early from our classes before you think about doing anything else.

✪ Learn the tips and tricks, big moves 'arials' that we don't teach in our normal Latin dance classes. 
✪ Improve your fitness and confidence.

✪ Get trained to a high standard Faster. You will look great on the social dancer floor and performing.

Performance Courses
(No invitation needed) These are routines that are geared for shows, performances in parties, films & Festivals and videography / social media. They are a great way to get started into the performance world without the pressure of competitions. Beginner Grading requited.


Competition Teams
- Competition Teams (Invite Required) - These teams are aimed at competitions & have higher level and entry and commitment requirements. These could end up in some competitions depending on the year and the level.

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Salsa On1 Performance Course 2022-2023

- Start Date Part1: 24 November 2022 (4 Week Taster)

- Start Date Part2: 19 January 2023 (8 Week Course)

- Time Slot: Thursdays 8:30pm

- Free Taster Class on 24 Nov
- No Invite or Audition required - Register Here >
- Level: Intermediate & Above

- Teachers:  Reuben & Marcela, Scott & Grace

This Performance Salsa partnered course will be aimed at performing in parties, films & Festivals. You'll learn a reworked, modernised routine from our past winning competition choreography. This is a great way to get started into the performance world and a chance to get invited into a competition Bachata or Mambo teams in the future. Routines can also go in some competitions if the opportunity arises. 
In the mean time, we recommend taking as many regular Salsa Classes to push your level up.


Your level will need to be at least 'Salsa Intermediate'. Generally 8 plus weeks of Salsa Imp/Int will be enough for many. Continuous training in our course syllabus is very important too. If you are unsure of your actual level, please talk to a teacher. No partner is needed initially, but you'll want to start to think about looking and organising one. Typically dancers choose their own partner but we're here to help too.

2022-2023 Schedule

Initially 4 weeks in 2022, then this starts back from  Jan 2023 Until March. From March the course will finish and change to a team training. Dancers will get invited to join the performance team and the training slot will move to a Sunday evening. Scott & Grace will continue from March onward being overlooked by Reuben & Marcela.

2023 Opportunities:
- NZ Salsa Congress
- Tauranga Latin Festival
- Brisbane Salsa Solo Competition

- You are not required to perform, this can also be just a learning experience.

- No need to register unless you haven't done any classes at Salsa Latina.

- Just turn up on the start date and give it a go


Image: Salsa Performance team at the NZ Salsa Congress Wellington 2022

Salsa On1 Am Performance Team 2023

- Start Date: 02 March 2023

- Time Slot: Sunday Evenings
- Invite Only from Performance Course above
- Level: Intermediate & Above
- Pro/Am Status:
Amateur Only

- Teachers: Scott & Grace (+Reuben & Marcela Overseeing the project)


Bachata Performance Course 2023

- Start Date: 08 Feb 2023
- Time Slot: Wednesdays 8:30pm (1hr)

- Competition Focus Choreography & Performance Team

- Pro/Am Status: Amateurs & Pros
- Level: for Bachata Intermediate & Advanced

- Teachers: Milena & Reuben

- For those Bachata Intermediate & above dancers we are starting special introduction performance classes that could get you invited to the Competition Bachata Team.

- Partner Not Required, & performing not required. 

- When to Join? You would need to join at the beginning of any course. 

- Level - To join you will need to have graded from beginners Bachata or be at the  Intermediate level Bachata at Salsa Latina already, if you are not at this level do private lessons or classes to gain this graded level.
 ....see more on our performance & competition teams here > 

Bachata Competition Team 2023

- Start Date: Not Disclosed

- Competition Focus Choreography & Performance Team

- Invite Only
- Level: for Bachata Advanced
- Pro
/Am Status: Amateurs & Pros

- Teachers: Milena & Reuben

Our Multiple Winning Competition Bachata Team will consist of our top performers and will focus more on competitions but may also  feature in regular performance opportunities too. From 2023 this team will be invite only. If you are new to performance we recommend to start with a regular performance Salsa team if available. Whereas this is a competition based team, which will be the latest choreographs pushing the best dancers to the highest levels.

In 2021 our Bachata Competition team became the only National Team to win in a Competition. Join our champion Bachata team for another epic  year Reuben & Milena.


Salsa On2 Mambo Comp Team 2023

- Date & Time: Thursdays 8:30pm from 02 March 2023

- Competition Focus Choreography & Team
- Invite Only
- Level: Salsa Advanced & Pro
- Pro
/Am Status: Amateurs & Pros

- Teachers: Marcela & Reuben


Multiple Winning Competition Salsa On2 Mambo Team will consist of our top performers and will focus more on competitions but may also  feature in regular performance opportunities too. From 2021 this team will be invite or Audtiton only. If you are new to Salsa performance we recommend to start with a regular performance team if available. Whereas this is a competition based team, which will be the latest choreographs pushing the best dancers to the highest levels.


Invitations to Competition Teams

From 2023 competiton teams will be invitation only. Previous years competitors also need to be invited.
To get Invited - You will need to be at a good dance  level already and active in regular partner / shine dance classes &/or performance Salsa Couples Team. A great entry point to get into a performance team is to enter into our performance couples course or other performance courses which is geared for training new dancers into performing & competition teams, if you are interested in a team please talk to us also. .... as above



Frequently Asked Questions

• Do I need a partner?

• Where is the best place to begin?
We would recommend starting with a performance Course team, & be already pushing your dancing in classes & even private lesssons.

• Do I need to Grade?
Yes you will need to pass a beginners grading to even get started. From 2021 we have introduced gradings, so if you have never been to our dance school, you can join in a group grading or a private grading. This ensures people have covered their basics before joining. We highly recommend joining classes prior to joining a course.

• No Course Available Now?
If there is no course available right now, we recommend joining our regular Latin dance Classes in Salsa or Bachata to build your level up. We are always on the look out for new people. If you are interested in performing please get in contact with us regardless of the course or not. No partner is required when joining. Salsa, Bachata & Solo Performance courses can lead into performing & competitions, but not a requirement.

• How to I get more information?
Turn up on the start date and we will explain everything within the first few weeks, come try it out first.

• Amateur Vs Professional?
This isn't about a level of a dancer, this is a division of 'status'.
If you get paid for dancing generally you are considered a 'pro', but anyone can choose to go 'pro' regardless of income. 'Amateur' just means you are being supported from a dance school and not getting paid, this is the best status to start with, but many choose to stay Amateur. The misconception is Amateurs are lower level dancer than professional. This just isn't the case. Really Amateurs can focus on the fun and enjoyment of the dance rather than Professionals who tend to stress much more. Dancers who are not supported from dance schools that have a professional running it can fall into traps where they are forced to go professional. Money for dance really is the issue and to increase education in the dance scene, dance schools with a long running history are the best places for amateurs to get good support for their dancing, in turn this drives the level of dancing to a higher level.
We think its best to stay Amateur as long as possible and take advantage of this if you are considering competing overseas where you'll have a much better chance of success.

• Costs?

- Performance teams & competition teams are the same pricing as normal classes, concession cards can be used.
- Other potential costs will depend on if you are in a competition team or a performance based team, which could include travel costs, costumes & entry fees to competitions in or tickets to festivals to perform. Usually performers at festivals & congresses get reduced  ticket prices. We tend to focus on festivals & competitions in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland, Sydney & Brisbane.

• What if I miss the start date?
Once the course has gone past 2 weeks it will get really hard to catch up but its still possible, do contact us.


• Do I need to perform?
Performance Courses are for people to learn about performing so we might have a goal to peform at but its not a requirement. 
Competition teams however is a different story.

Performance Team Dance Teachers

Find out more about our teachers, see their profiles

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Salsa Latina Performance Teams & Achievements
x28 Team Champions NZ/Aust Total
x119 Champion '1st Place' Titles NZ/Aust Total
x275 Placings NZ/Aust Total