Beginners Salsa

Beginners Salsa Latin Dance Class at Tuam Street

Beginners Salsa

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)

What a great way to start those cold winter months with a Latin Dance course to meet new people, for a bit of fun exercise or try something different with your partner or friends!  Register now to ensure space!!

The next Free beginner courses starting at Latin Fire are below: 


  • 8 weeks Beginner Latin class on Monday, 6:15- 7:10pm (Salsa or Bachata)
  • 8 weeks Beginner Latin class on Thursdays 8:20 - 9:15pm (Salsa)

Term dates:

Monday beginner course dates 2020: 

Course 3 : 29th June  (Bachata)  

Thursday beginner course dates 2020:

Course 3 : 16th July  (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. We will get you straight onto fun dancing moves of Salsa or Bachata (depending which course).

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! 

Or onto 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

Merengue Move with Latin Fire, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Location of Studio(s)

Showbiz Christchurch

369 St Asaph Street, Christchurch


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