Nowadays we have great access to the music and dances from all over the world. Through dancing we can enjoy this with several senses. This dance course is ment to open up for this opportunity for some of the most popular Latin American dances:
- Cha cha cha
You do not need to have any previous experience to joing the course. However we recommend all our salsa students to also learn these related dances. We will have enough time to learn the most common elements in each dance from the basics, enough to be able to start enjoying the dances for real.
Directly, after each lesson, you are welcome to stay and keep having fun social dancing at Latin Mix Party where we open up the floor for all the dancers in Uppsala!
Welcome to a really fun course
About the dances
Duing several centuries America was a melting pot of musical influences from several continents. In the Spanish and the Portuguese colonies the slaves was given more freedom to organise and to keep their culture which has made a great impression on these countries dance and music until today.
Is the pride of Haiti and the Dominican Republic and has been played since the 1850s. Merengue is one of the more simple Latin American dances and something of a general knowledge in those countries. Also in Sweden it is a fun dance to enjoy at any party.
Dance parties are very common in the Dominican Republic and used to be called "bachatas". You danced, drank, ate and had fun till the dawn. They often played romantic ballads on guitarr at these parties and in the 1960s also the music and the dance started being called bachata.
With its seductive rythms and melodies the bachata has charmed its way to all the salsa clubs and latin parties around the world.
Cha cha cha
During the 1950s the Cuban mambo became popular and from that soon the unmistakeble rythm of cha cha cha was born: 1,2,3, cha cha (or 2,3, cha cha cha).
In the beginning cha was crazy fast. But as it eventually slowed down and the steps were simplified it gained huge popularity around the world.
Perhaps the most famous of the Brazilian dances is the Samba. You often see it at the carnevals (no pe), in choreographed shows or even as a couple dance (de Gafieira).
Is perhaps the most romantic of the Latin/Brazilian dances ever catching on in Uppsala. With its beautiful movements and suggestive music zouk keeps winning more and more hearts around the world.
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Our ambition is to have the same number of men and women in the courses. Therefore we will give priority to those who sign up in couples (This does not apply to solo dances like Street, Flamenco or Jazz).
But it is also alright to sign up alone. During the classes we will change dance partners all the time.
Please fill in all the fields in the form below. Please send a separate form for your partner.