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Latin Dancing

Latin dancing consists of five dances: the Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba, Paso Doble' and the Jive.

An Overview of Latin Dancing

Compared to other ballroom dances, Latin dances are generally faster-paced, more sensual, and have more rhythmic expression.

The latin dances are for couples, typically a man and a woman. Partners sometimes dance in a closed, tight position, and sometimes hold only one hand. Latin dancing, as Latin music, is sultry and physical. Quick paced rhythms and playful movements make the various Latin dances endlessly entertaining, sometimes even breathtaking.


  • Strengthens social skills and helps to build relationships
  • Targets all muscle groups
  • Promotes weight loss and lowers cholesterol
  • Improves balance
  • Improves self esteem
  • Aids joint and bone health


Latin Dance classes usually cost between £5 and £10 per session


Use local activity finders or try and identify if a local/regional facility offers this activity. It is also worth looking at the National Governing Body website for opportunities.


No equipment is required to practise Latin dancing, only comfortable clothing and footwear


Latin dances are known for being flamboyant. Latin dancers often wear colourful costumes with lots of frills and ruffles.

Find Latin Dancing Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

English Amateur Dancesport Association

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