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Latin Dancing

 

Enjoy this unique and fun way to keep in shape, build confidence, and meet great people.  Join our 6 week Latin Dance class and get yourself ready for wedding season!  Learn Salsa, Bachata & Merengue

 

The only requirements for Latin Dance classes are a positive attitude, laughter and a smile.  The rest comes by itself.  Whether for personal achievement, exercise, competition or for the simple pleasure of dancing... Just come and dance. No partner needed! 

 

No dance experience or partner required. Singles and couples are welcome. Participants are expected to rotate partners throughout the class. This provides additional learning opportunities and practice as well as the chance to meet some great new friends!

 

 


Winter 2018 Details: 

Start / End Dates

Session 1 - Thursdays: Starts Thursday, January 18 and ends Thursday, February 22.

 

Session 2 - Thursdays: Starts Thursday, March 1 and ends Thursday, April 12.

# of Weeks

6 Week Program

Session Time

7pm-8:30pm (1.5 hours). 

Bye Week

March Break: Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16.

Class Info

This course is designed for beginners to Latin Dance. You will learn very basic footwork, turns, patterns, shines and be introduced to proper posture, weight transfer, frame and connection. The class will introduce you to basics of leading and following, salsa music and timing. The timing will connect your footwork and body movement with the music.


There will be a focus on Salsa, Bachata and Merengue.  It will help you build a strong foundation, gain confidence and prepare you for social dancing!


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Cost (plus HST)

Individual Registration is $85 +HST

 

Ready to Play?? Great! Decide on your night of the week & skill level from the grid below!

Looking to play with a friend or two? Don't worry! You'll be telling us after you've registered and paid!

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Is the class/league/night/skill division you are interested in sold out?
Please send an email with your name, phone number and desired sport to info@kssc.ca and we will add you to the wait list! We will contact you if/when a spot opens up.

Sport Info

 

Nomusa Mngoma - Instructor


Nomusa has a long-standing career in dance, starting out as a ballroom dancer in her teens. She participated in International Latin and International Standard Ballroom Dance competition for over 10 years. She has been teaching ballroom and Latin dance since 2005, and offers both group and private dance lessons. Nomusa continues to share her love of dance by being actively involved in a number of dance clubs that promote dance.

 

# of People per Class

12-16 people per class.

Class Breakdown

This 6 Week session will introduce you to:  Salsa, Bachata and MerengueLearn steps that will take you from the practice floor to the dance floor in a safe, fun and relaxed environment.

Week 1: Salsa Basic 1:

  • Musicality, close hold, open hold, lead and follow

Week 2: Salsa Basic 2:

  • Basic mambo, side rocks, back rocks

Week 3: Salsa Basic 3:

  • Tap, right turn, cross-body lead

Week 4: Bachata 1:

  • Musicality, close hold, open hold, lead and follow, side basic, forward basic

Week 5: Bachata 2:

  • Basic 2, review of basic steps, turns, styling

Week 6: Merengue:

  • Basic steps, turns, fancy moves

Required Equipment

Dance shoes are not required. Any comfortable indoor shoe is fine, however the sole should NOT be rubber (running shoes) as they tend to stick and make it difficult to turn/pivot, etc.

 

What to wear? Comfortable clothing.  Ladies, watch out for hair accessories and big jewellery as they can get caught during turns. Skirts should not be too short or tight as they may restrict movement. Sweaters or loose fitting tops may catch as well. Please note that some people may be more dressed up than others, especially if coming from work, but jeans and t-shirt are fine too…

 

Dress as if you are going to a party or social, that way you'll be more in the mood to dance!

Rules

There are two rules;

1) Participants must dance at all times

2) Participants must have a good time and laugh often

Location

Latin Dance Classes will take place at the west-end Boys & Girls Club (Frontenac Mall) in the studio room.