People from all walks of life enjoy the energy, passion and party-like feel of Latin dances like Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Merengue, and the ever steamy Argentine Tango. These sexy Latin dances have defined themselves throughout the decades as nothing short of hot! hot! hot!
Within each Latin dance, you will find unique qualities that will benefit you both on and off the dance floor. For instance, Salsa dancing can help make you more confident about yourself and assist you in developing self-expression and personal style. Salsa is a partner dance that corresponds to Latin/Cuban music. Styles of music travelling from Cuba and Puerto Rico fused their African, Cuban and other Latin-American rhythms together as they migrated into New York between the 1940’s and the 1970’s. The sensuality of Salsa dancing that comes from the playful and sensual movements associated it may become apparent in your demeanor as well. After all, there’s a diva in all of us just waiting to be extracted!
Another beautiful Latin dance style is the ever wonderful and passionate Argentine Tango. There are many different types of tango, each with their own distinct style, including Ballroom, Finnish, Salon, Nuevo and many others. The Argentine tango has a rich history, one that is quite interesting indeed. In fact, it has not always been known as the elegant, rich and timeless dance style that it is today. The origins of the tango can be found infused within the introduction of a new instrument to Argentina—the German Bandoneon. Similar in physical appearance to an accordion, the Bandoneon inspired dancers to be more sensitive to music and to truly feel a connection with their dance partner.
Funny enough, the authentic Argentine tango was never danced with castanets or with a flower. In the 1900’s the dance was banned by the Pope after a private viewing, and Kaiser Wilhelm 1 forbade his officers to dance it whilst wearing their uniforms, effectively banning it from all state balls, so it was not socially accepted from the start, as mentioned above.
Regardless of how these beautiful dances began, there are many other benefits to Latin dancing, ranging from physical, mental, and even spiritual. What you may receive from Salsa or Tango dancing may not be the same as everyone else’s, so why don’t you see for yourself what Latin dance lessons can do for you.
Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona, offers Group and Private Salsa Dance Lessons. Private Salsa Lessons allow couples and singles to focus on what their needs are with a more personal approach. Our Latin dance lessons for beginners are a great way to sample us out and start receiving the benefits of salsa dancing today. Before you know it, you’ll be able to take the skills we teach you into any real-world situation with confidence. So come into Dance FX Studios and spice things up with us!