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Ballroom & Latin

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Ballroom & Latin at TLH


Ballroom Dancing

Think ballroom and quite often “Strictly Come Dancing” will come to mind, but as a general definition, ballroom dancing is a set of partner dances enjoyed socially and in competition around the world. It is also widely portrayed on stage, film, and television. The official “ballroom” dances are the Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz and Tango.

  • Waltz – originally an 18th century folk dance, an elegant and graceful dance conveying romance and grace.
  • Viennese Waltz – this is the oldest of the ballroom dances, emerging in the second half of the 18th century. Done properly, this fast, whirling dance is guaranteed to get you giddy!
  • Quickstep – a lively, exciting dance full of energy and packed with fast footwork.
  • Foxtrot - a slow and graceful dance rooted in the Tin Pan Ally of the 1920s. This beautiful dance epitomizes what ballroom dancing is all about. Difficult to learn in the early stages, but once mastered it is sure to become a firm favourite
  • Tango – ballroom tango is full of drama and portrays its story through dramatic positions

Latin Dancing

Compared to other ballroom dances, Latin is generally faster-paced, more sensual, and has more rhythmic expression. Fast paced rhythms and playful movements make the various Latin dances endlessly entertaining, as does the music.

Learning Latin dances is fairly easy, as most of the dances are made up of the same basic steps.

  • Cha Cha Cha – fast, fun, rhythmic with a light and bubbly feel. The Cha Cha is Cuban in origin and requires small steps and lots of hip motion.
  • Salsa - a hot and spicy ballroom dance of Puerto Rican origin, performed to lively salsa music, similar to the mambo, but faster
  • Rumba - the dance of love, the rumba is romantic and passionate, slow and sensual
  • Jive – a variation of the Jitterbug, the steps are derived from country dancing. The jive is fun, free and lively
  • Samba – a bouncy carnival dance from Brazil. Very fast.
  • Paso Doble – meaning “two step” in Spanish. The Paso Doble depicts a bull fight with a touch of flamenco
 

Absolutely brilliant, we had the most fun on the dance floor in a long time. As experienced dancers - this was the perfect break, a pleasure from beginning to end!   

Lynn Elvy & Lesley Fegan, Gerrard's Cross - Solos Ballroom & Latin dance break

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Host: Gerald & Margaret Thompson Date: 24 Sep 2017

The ideal break to further develop your dancing, update your dance techniques, or if you have already attended one of our Learn to Dance breaks.

  • No. nights: 5
  • Hotel: Toorak
  • Brochure price: £330
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NEW Beginners Social Dance Break

Host: Philip Hurst Date: 29 Sep 2017

Experienced dance teacher Philip Hurst will be hosting this vibrant & lively weekend break. Plenty of tuition for those who have already started to learn Ballroom & Latin.

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  • Hotel: Toorak
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