You might be surprised to discover that Latin dancing is very popular in Brisbane. Almost every night of the week there are parties and social dancing events to which regular people flock to let off some steam and catch up with new friends.
For many years a school called Dance Culture has been building a solid reputation as one of the best places to start learning Latin Dancing. They are now running popular classes in Sunnybank.
Hundreds of "Not Yet Dancers" have tried their Introduction to Latin Dancing courses in Woolloongabba and the pages of 5-star reviews on their Facebook page speaks for itself.
Dance Culture is now accepting enrolments for their 4-week Introduction to Salsa Dancing course in Sunnybank on Monday evenings starting 14th May.
These classes will be facilitated by James Quinn-Hawtin who was a choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance Vietnam Edition, is Australia's only Black Belt Dance(tm) instructor and has been featured in the Sunday Mail newspaper. Assisting James is a talented team of instructors (including a national Salsa champion) and assistants who together will help you become the best dancer you can be.
Hundreds of happy students have attended James' previous courses so what are you waiting for? And men, don't be shy. You, too, can learn how to dance. Don't just take our word for it. Here's what James had to say: "As a man, learning Latin dance is one of the best things I ever did. It taught me not only a new skill but how to be a confident, masculine man who can lead not only on the dance floor but in real life as well. This improved every area of my life."
Students are not required to have a partner to participate and absolutely no dance experience is necessary! Novice students needn't be anxious about stepping into a dance class for the first time, either, as the Dance Culture team of instructors and existing students are warm, approachable and encouraging.
'If you have "Two Left Feet", that's perfect! You're my ideal student because I'm going to transform you into a dancer," James says.
"We literally start by shifting our weight from one foot to another. And, then, using accelerated learning techniques and the Black Belt Dance(tm) system of instruction, you will be busting out moves at Latin Dance parties in no time at all."
Students who try Dance Culture's introductory courses have the opportunity to continue learning via their weekly progressive classes once the course is complete.
These Latin Dance courses form part of Brisbane's lively social scene. For example, Jade Buddha on Eagle Street typically attracts more than 250 Latin dancers of all levels of experience - from novice to champion - every Sunday night. And there are plenty of other weekly and monthly parties where dancers socialise, make new friends, get fit and have heaps and heaps of fun.
For more information on Dance Culture please visit the website here.