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Beginners

Dance is a little insanity that does us all a lot of good”- Edward Demby

 

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Have you danced before or do you just feel like you have two left feet? No matter your dance ability or skill level, at Latin Dance Australia (LDA) our professional instructors have got all the right tools up their sleeves to get your feet moving and your hips grooving to make learning to Latin Dance one of the most fun filled experiences you will ever have. 

It’s almost impossible to list the many benefits that can be enjoyed by incorporating dance into your life – but one thing you can be sure of; there is an abundance of laugher, fun and great new friends that will join you on your dancing journey!

“I have always been a shy person. By coming to Latin Dance Australia and joining in to the many dance classes and community of fun loving people, I have found confidence that has helped me not just on the dance floor but also at work and in general with life” L.M

So here are the facts:


 
- Latin Dancing is for every- body. Young, old, or in between, tall, short or perhaps just round. If you can walk you can dance 
- You don’t have to come with a partner – LDA Studio’s this is the best place to meet new people.
- You don’t have to know your left foot from your right foot - no experience necessary.
- For more Frequently Asked Questions click on the FAQ on the top of the page.

What else you might need to know to get you ready for dancing at Latin Dance Australia: 

:: Styles of Latin Dancing offered at LDA 
- Salsa - Linear, Cuban, On2
- Bachata 
- Zouk/Lambada 
- Reggaeton
- Kizomba

:: Styles of fitness Classes offered at LDA 
  • Zumba 
  • Samba 
  • Brazillian Fitness
:: Which style of Latin dance should you start with:
If you are looking to learn a partner dance, the Salsa Beginners course (7-8 weeks) is for you.
From here you will get to experience the studio atmosphere, the instructors and become a part of our exciting Latin dance community. 
Salsa is still the most popular social dance style around Sydney/Australia so it's the best place to begin your dancing journey.

How it works


:: The Class Structure
Each Latin Dance class is a 7-8 week course. Each week you will build on to the week before and like building blocks you will soon stack up to be a confident Latin dancer showing off your skill on the dance floor with rhythm and groove!
After a full 7 – 8 week course, if you feel you have mastered the dance techniques you may progress to the next level. (Salsa has 7 levels)
Repeating a level is a common thing, so if you feel that you need some more practice don’t hesitate to do the new level and repeat the old level at the same time. (Combo deals are available). The class times are scheduled with this in mind.
You may choose to take private coaching lessons to help you master your dancing skills and techniques faster, with one of your instructors.
To become a Latin Dancer and enjoy the social clubs it is recommended that you learn all the Styles offered at LDA.  After all you don’t want to be sitting around at a club not being able to dance because a Zouk song comes on and all you have learnt is Salsa. Check out our timetable for all the class times.
Performance courses are the next step if you are looking to challenge yourself. LDA offers performance courses at least 3 times per year to all levels of Latin Dancers in all styles of Latin Dance. Join our mailing list to stay updated.

General Information


You can try your first class at Latin Dance Australia for free with a ‘Free Class Pass’ printed from this website (below)
Latin Dance Australia invites CASUAL VISITS for all fitness classes however not for dance classes. 
The prices can be found on the PRICES page of this website. 
Latin Dance Australia does not offer refunds to students missing 1-2 classes in the 8 week course. If more than 3 classes are missed in the 8 week course a credit can be issued.

What to bring


Wear comfortable clothing you don’t mind working up a sweat in 
Wear comfortable shoes (Ladies avoid big high heels)
Personal hygiene is very important and very much appreciated. Please bring deodorant, breath mints and spray a touch of perfume or cologne - These little thoughtful touches go a long way.
Bring yourself, your friends, and the desire to learn and have fun. You'll have a great time!

Tips to help you become better faster:


Practice makes perfect – take every opportunity to practice your dance steps. 
Great places to practice: 
- The Bus stop 
- In line at the shopping centre 
- In the office – while waiting for the photocopier 
Come along to the LDA Social Parties. (join our Facebook page to stay updated)
Take 2 or more classes per week. Training accelerates the learning process. 
Repeat the levels if you don’t feel you have mastered the skills. Experience is the difference between beginner and advanced.
Join the fitness classes to help you stay fit overall

Top Tips for Learning to Latin dance:


1) Rome wasn’t built in a day - give yourself time and remember that as long as you are having fun, remembering moves will be a piece of cake!
2) Listen to Latin music to become familiar with the rhythms – LDA offers a beginners cd (online or at reception)
3) When in class, always face the same direction as the teacher you are following, so you can copy more easily.
4) Check the Latin Dance Australia website and Facebook page regularly for news and updates. 
5) Enjoy yourself and Smile - all the time, in every situation. We only get one shot at life, enjoy it!


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