Inspiring you to be the best Dancer you can!
Your Team of Instructors:
Our Dedicated Instructors bring a wealth of experience to the Christchurch Latin dancing scene! Whether you are an 'Absolute Beginner' or a 'Top Rate' dancer they will show you passion and commitment in their classes to take you to whatever level you want to go to! We are also available to help with with that special wedding dance. So contact us now to book in a lesson with the studio who care about every student!
Your Latin Dance Instructors
Your highly experienced dance instructors, with over 20 years of teaching Salsa, Donna and Warren, have one of the longest running South Island dance studios and are among the Top Talent for both teaching & performing Salsa dancing in New Zealand. They were introduced to Latin Salsa as a hobby in 1997, and now it has grown into a thriving, passionate business.
Their Salsa lessons have a clear, fun and easy to follow structure to help you gain the most out of your dancing. Their success in classes, performing & competitions sets the high standard they love to achieve in anything they take on.
Award winning instructors
Donna & Warren were honoured to receive a special award for their many years of Contribution to New Zealand Latin Dance & Music at the NZ/Pacific Salsa Congress 2009.
They have represented New Zealand Salsa in Sydney 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015 & lead their Team to 1st place postitions at the South Island Salsa Competition 2008, 2009 & 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 as well as 2nd & 3rd places at the NZ Salsa Nationals 2013!! Warren was placed 1st at the NZ Salsa Solos 2014, Masters Division & Donna 1st at the NZ Salsa Solos 2015, 2016 & NZ Latin Cup 2016 & 2017 aswell as placing at the World Salsa Solos!
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Read about our students and dance troupe member's experiences learning to dance with us.
Advanced Dance Instructor and Director of Latin Fire Dance Academy
Advanced Dance Instructor and Director of Latin Fire Dance Academy, Christchurch
Salsa, Bachata & Cha Cha Instructor at Latin Fire Dance Academy, Christchurch
Beginner Bachata & Salsa Instructor at Latin Fire Dance Academy, Christchurch
Bachata & Salsa Instructor at Latin Fire Dance Academy, Christchurch
Salsa Instructor at Latin Fire
Daniel van Beyere (Salsa instructor & Director)
Jazz Dance Instructor
Holly Bayne Hip Hop Instructor
Natasha and Ruby Contemporary Instructors
I can't believe that I, a lifelong DANCE PHOBIC, have been dancing for a whole year!
I'm sure I'm not the first, and I won't be the last, but I thought I'd voice my appreciation.
It means a lot to me (even if I still suck hahaha The point is I'm enjoying myself, right?)
I have Donna, Warren, Michael, Shannon, Richard and Nicola, who have taught me, all the advanced students, who have kindly given me feedback, and the whole Latin Fire community to thank for it.
At any point, I was just as likely to run than I was to stay, and I might very well not have stuck with it had it been any other place.
Cheers for laughing with me, not at me (shuddup, Michael Hobbs!) , and thank you for making me feel so welcome!