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HMF ‘Latin American Dance Course with Emma Sutton’
May 23, 2019 @ 19:15 - 20:45£4 – £5
Welcome to this 8 week Latin dance course facilitated by Headingley Music Festival. During the 8 week classes we will explore each dance style and learn the fundamental steps of each. These are group classes, and you don’t need to have a partner. Besides being a great introduction to some wonderful dances, these sessions provide a fun workout to fantastic music. Everyone is welcome. Entrance £5/£4.00 concessions.
Merengue and Salsa
The official dance of the Dominican Republic, merengue is generally considered easy to learn, making it a great choice for those looking to ease their way in to Latin dancing.
Salsa is a dance and a musical style with deep Caribbean and African roots. It’s very popular in almost all Latin American, and among Latino communities in the United States. In recent years, this dance has also gained popularity in Europe and in Asia.
Rumba and Mambo
The Rumba is often referred to as the “grandfather of the Latin dances.” Originating in Cuba, it first came to the United States in the early 1920s. It is a slow and sensual dance.
The Mambo dance originated in Cuba as a mixture of Afro-Caribbean and Latin American cultures. The word “mambo” denotes an African origin, particularly from the Congo region.
Cha Cha cha
The Cha Cha Cha is a lively dance with African influences that developed in Cuba after World War II.
A sensual ballroom dance that originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the early twentieth century. Tango is danced to a repetitive style of music, with the count of the music being either 16 or 32 beats.
Week 1 & 2 – Merengue and Salsa (9th & 16th May)
Week 3 & 4 – Rumba and Mambo (23rd & 30th May)
Week 5 – Cha Cha Cha (6th June)
Week 6 – Tango (13th June)
Week 7 – Recap (20th June)
Final week 8 – Mix of all dances (free if booking for the live band at 8.15 p.m.) (Wednesday 3rd July)
Contact us on 07518 627 109 if you would like more details.
The weekly classes will be £5.00/£4.00 members & concessions (pay on the door).
Supported by Leeds Inspired.
Leeds Inspired is part of the city’s cultural programme that celebrates arts events and project throughout the year, supporting high quality, accessible cultural experiences for Leeds’ residents and visitors. Founded in 2012, Leeds Inspired supports culture in the city through grants schemes, commissions and a ‘What’s On’ events website. Leeds Inspired is part of Leeds City Council.