Styles of Dance
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Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in Latin America. The movements of salsa have origins in Puerto Rican bomba and plena, Cuban Son, cha-cha-cha, mambo and other dance forms. The dance, along with salsa music, was popularized in the mid-1970s in New York.
Bachata is a styles of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. It is danced widely all over the world and has many different interpretations. It is known for its fluidity and simplicity.
Stemming from modern jazz and hip-hop, it’s an expressive and sultry form that showcases empowerment and confidence, often performed in high heels. It focuses on body lines, sultry movements, and self-expression. All levels welcome, join our courses at San Tropez.
Pachanga, a lively offshoot of the cha-cha-cha and mambo, is characterized by its vibrant rhythm and playful footwork. Hailing from Cuba in the late 1950s, its name means “party” in Spanish, capturing its festive spirit. With quick steps and energetic movements, learn this joyful dance at San Tropez.
Body isolations class delves deep into controlling individual body parts, allowing dancers to move them independently. Rooted in various dance styles, including the foundational Afro-Cuban movements, this technique amplifies fluidity and expressiveness. By isolating areas such as the hips, chest, or head, dancers achieve superior precision and adaptability.
Focuses on refining masculine dance movements, emphasizing posture, footwork, and gesture dynamics. Drawing inspiration from the roots of Afro-Cuban traditions and more, this course enhances presence, fluidity, and rhythm. From sharp turns to intricate hand patterns, discover a range of techniques that amplify style and confidence on the dance floor.
Burlesque dance, originating from vaudeville acts, is theatrical and sensual, mixing satire with a playful striptease. It emphasizes empowerment and self-expression through lavish costumes and performance. This class welcomes all levels at San Tropez.
Argentine tango, originating in late 19th-century Buenos Aires and Montevideo, is marked by nostalgic lyrics and the unique sound of the bandoneon. Its global popularity has grown, blending modern touches with traditional elements.
A rhythmic dance originating from the Dominican Republic, characterized by its intimate footwork, close connection, and lively guitar music. Dive deep into its traditional roots while embracing the essence of Afro-Cuban movements. Explore its intricate steps, hip motions, and playful musical interpretations.
Reggaeton styles of dance blends Jamaican music influences of reggae and dancehall with those of Latin America, such as bomba and plena, as well as that of hip hop. The music is also combined with rapping (generally) in Spanish.