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Latin Dancing

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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 8 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: Bachata 3:

  • Basic 3, review of basic steps, turns, styling

Week 7: Merengue:

  • Basic steps, turns, fancy moves

Week 8: Merengue:

  • Basic 2, review of 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!


There are two rules;

1) Participants must dance at all times

2) Participants must have a good time and laugh often


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