Beginners Latin @ Tuam Str

Beginners Salsa Latin Dance Class at Tuam Street

Beginners Latin @ Tuam Str

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!

Tanya (Nov 2013)

Join Latin Fire for your winter fitness for the next Free beginner class!


  • 8 weeks Beginner Salsa class on Monday, 6:15 - 7:15pm  
  • 8 weeks Beginner Bachata class on Thursdays 8:15 - 9:15pm 

Term dates:

Monday beginner course dates:

Course 4 : 9th July - 27th August (Beginner Salsa)

Course 5 : 3rd September - 29th October (Beginner Bachata)

Course 6 : 5th November   (Beginner Salsa)

Thursday beginner course dates:

Course 3 : 7th June - 26th July 2018 (Beginner Salsa)

Course 4 : 2nd August - 20th September (Beginner Bachata)

Course 5 : 4th October - 22nd November (Beginner Salsa)

Monday & Thursday beginner classes will give you a great understanding of 2 of the fun dances in Street Latin and you will already have skills you can take out onto the dance floor. 

From here you can work out which type of dance you would like to focus on, or you can continue on with both styles.

We teach you the beginnings of the awesome dance of Bachata. We dance Bachata with 4 step timing (stepping 1,2,3, tap and 5.6.7. tap), so it is very easy and another fun dance to learn! 

We then move into the beginnings of wonderful Salsa with the 'quick, quick, slow' foot movement. In the beginner classes you learn the basic Linear Salsa footwork, turns & cross body lead - the building blocks of Salsa. 

Once you've mastered the basics of Beginner Salsa you can move on to Level 2 (Improvers Salsa) where you further develop your skills. We will strengthen your leading, timing & following and start developing some great combinations of moves for dancing with partners so you can enjoy the social aspects of dance classes. 

Before you move onto your next level of Salsa dance class, you will learn cross body leads, right turns, left turns plus a few other moves. or you can move onto Bachata Open Level classes!

Check out our Salsa FAQ if you'd like to know more - some of our Social Salsa Dancing Etiquette info is relevant to our early classes as well the more advanced classes. This class is great for all ages!

This class is fun, easy, a great way to help your fitness & a fantastic way to meet new friends!! We have regular dance get togethers to help you get more practice and get to know your other dance class mates! 

Grab your free session right now and join our next Beginners Christchurch Latin Dance class! 

Latinfire 2013

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Location of Studio(s)

Brazilian Beatz

407 Tuam Street, Christchurch


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