Try a free Latin Dance Move! (Two Videos)
Thinking about trying out some Latin Dance but aren't sure? Read the text below and watch the video at the bottom, then grab a partner and get your first taste of Merengue ( a form of Latin Dance ) for free.
At Latin Fire we start our [[23|beginner classes]] with Merengue, the National Dance of the Haiti/Dominican Republic & now danced worldwide. It is by far the easiest dance to learn with an easy 1,2 walking rhythm - you can learn some great moves without having to get involved with tricky footwork.
It is a partner dance held in a 'closed position' & can be danced either closely or further apart if that is more comfortable for the dancers. The man holds the ladies upper back with his right hand while keeping his left hand (her right) at the woman's eye level. The knees are slightly bent to help the hips move left & right in sequence with your partner.
Another great thing about Merengue (which means 'whipped egg whites & sugar') is that it can be danced to traditional Latin music as well as many types of Club & Pop music, this makes it a useful dance anywhere and for any occasion. A man can lead any lady - regardless of whether they have danced before or not - into some great dance moves.
Watch the video below and try out a free Merengue move with your partner - this is the type of move you can expect to take away with you on your first few nights with Latin Fire Dance Studio!! Have fun!! And don't worry if you don't get it from the video, come along for a [[23|free dance class]] and we'll help you get it right.
Merengue Move #2
Thank you, Donna Frost and Warren Frost for a frickin AMAZING experience!
I can't believe I just did that! :o
Never in a million years did I think I would
c) come second.
Also, I thought we were just having fun - nobody told me to expect a placing!
Thank you to everyone who helped and organised, and most of all the wonderful Latin Fire Ladies Team!
I love that we're all ages, all sizes, and all levels of madness ;) ).
When I started dancing, I thought I'd learn some steps.
I didn't expect the friendship, camaraderie and support that I have encountered in the past three years.
It's a pleasure and an honour to dance with you all. xx
Recently we held a themed south american evening at our restaurant 'TASTE', in Geraldine, which you provided four dancers at.
We just wanted to email to say that they did an absolutely outstanding job, were the highlight of the evening and well exceeded our expectations.
We have had guest after guest, commenting on how brilliant the dancers were. They were an absolute pleasure to deal with and the costumes were amazing.
We would like to thank them very much, especially for driving down from christchurch to perform & wish them all the very best in the future, and would without doubt use them again for upcoming theme nights.
Beck & Bree McNab
Now that I have finally revovered from last weekend, it's time to reflect on NZ Salsa Solos and to dish out some well deserved thanks.
To my wonderful teachers, Donna and Warren - thank you thank you thank you - I could not do this without your continued support and encouragement.
Love you guys.
3rd in NZ - not too shabby!
Look out Brisbane!