Latin Dance the new sensation - black is the new black
Latin rhythms have always evoked notions of exotica
and fun. 1930's band leader Xavier Cugat put Latin sound
into the popular idiom, the sixties saw the Bossa nova
come and go and in the nineties it was the Lambada.
In the new century Latin dance is more popular than
Javier Castro, the director of SV, is a Latin born
Australian. He established Canberra's first Latin dance
school over 10 years ago, setting the foundation for
what salsa is today in the nation's capital. Javier
says “The Salsa phenomenon, taking the world by
storm.” He added That:
“Salsa refers to a style of music and dance witch
has its origins in the Caribbean and Latin America,
but which has developed all over the world, It is said
Salsa is the most popular of all couple dancers and
has developed into an international phenomenon which
is taking the world by storm! It has become more than
a casual pass time for many; it is a passionate lifestyle
for millions of people all over the world, and the rate
at which it is growing is amazing.”
There are a number of Latin dance styles and the following
is a brief run down of them:
Salsa: The most addictive dance you
will ever learn, the styles include: South American,
Cuban, Puerto Rican, Colombian & Miami plus more.
Salsa is socially fun and considered the most attractive
and most popular Latin dance.
R&D and reggeton: The latest salsa
dance style to hit the world dance scene, based on the
fusion of RnB/Ragge and Latin it will be a commonly
seen dance form, on the modern dance floors in clubs
Rueda: Originally from Cuba it is a
fun and challenging salsa group dance were you constantly
change partners simultaneously taking a lot of technique
and rhythm to form attractive circular patterns and
The Merengue: Is a happy and spicy
dance from the Dominican Republic. It's considered being
the fastest and easiest of all Latin dances, excellent
for partying all night long Caribbean style.
Lambada: From Brazil an exotic forbidden
dance, known for its sensual moves and passionate origins.
Samba, Axe, Eo'tchan: A very energetic
freestyle dance from the Rio De Janeiro "Carnival"
and parties all over Brazil (An excellent & fun
form of exercise)
Argentinean Tango: An elegant style
and its unique moves are used to compliment our existing
Shines: Solo salsa dance moves and
Cumbia: Colombia's national dance is
a free style dance form, danced at most social parties
all over South America, full of fun and flavour, it
is easy to learn and great fun with friends.