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Welcome to Latin Dance New Zealand!

Dance is not a competition, it’s a Passion of Expression

Latin Dance New Zealand, Andrada & Alberto are ready to teach you some new and exciting Salsa and Bachata 8 week courses. We’re looking forward to catching up with everyone in class.

If you’ve always wanted to try Bachata or Salsa dancing, this is your chance. You don’t need to have experience or find a partner because we work on a rotation system which means that everyone has an opportunity to dance and learn together. Although if you wish to dance with your chosen partner throughout the class without rotating, that’s ok too.

Our dance school LDNZ will introduce you to the basics of Bachata and Salsa and then teach you a turn pattern to try out on the dance floor with a partner.

The literal meaning of Bachata; “a party, a good time” so come along with us and have a great time learning, meeting new people and having fun.

Spice up your moves on the dance floor every Tuesday with our back to back 8 week courses throughout the year starting on 05/02/2019 Bachata Classes from 7-8pm (Level 1) 8-9pm (Level 2).

Some believe the term Salsa came about because salsa dancing and music is a mixture of different styles, just like salsa or “sauce” in Latin American countries is a mixture of different ingredients.

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Our Dance Instructors

Passion of Expression

Dance Instructor

Andrada Neagu was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1988 and was welcomed to the beautiful shores of New Zealand at the age of 12. Having spent the last 16 years of her life in Aotearoa she calls herself a Kiwi with the utmost pride.

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Dance Instructor

Alberto Juárez Grifaldo  (Neo)  born in Cancun, Mexico made his World Latin Dance Cup debut…

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Vision

Our vision is to introduce aspiring dancers to our growing latin dancing community by bringing people together to explore the different styles of latin dancing in a fun, vibrant and educational environment.

Mission

At LDNZ we work to provide our dancers with all the necessary resources to be their personal best and encourage students to test their skills by participating in performances as well as highly selective competitions around the country and internationally.

Students’ Testimonials

What our students say

Learning to dance seemed such a daunting task for me. I didn’t know if I was able to coordinate my feet with the music let alone move rhythmically with a partner! I was stepping out of my comfort zone.
When it came to attending my first class with Andrada and Alberto I had so many reservations and quickly started to devise an exit strategy, but their warm welcome, encouragement, and energy eased my nerves.
instructions were simple and clear as they demonstrated each of the movements into chunks for us to practice, which resulted in a dance routine that I really enjoyed and felt my confidence and enthusiasm growing. The chemistry between Andrada and Alberto is magic!
Now, Mondays and Tuesdays have become nights where strangers quickly become friends that have so much fun learning new moves and routines, which I aim to use at the many social dancing nights held throughout the community.
I strongly recommend and invite you to join us on a journey to dance for all ages and abilities that you’ll not regret.

Patrick Naera

Bachata

Great fun! Andrada and Alberto run a class that is exhilarating and keeps you guessing with a friendly atmosphere that sees you naturally challenging yourself to do more. I joined the introduction classes with two left feet but am now joining the teams to perform in competitions!

Blake Rory Jones

Salsa & Bachata Teams

I began social.dancing with Alberto and andrada with no previous dance experience. I found their classes to be relaxed, fun and with lots of enthusiasm as well as being tailored to all ability levels. Through the school I am now part of their Latin dance performance teams as well as performing my first ProAm dance with Alberto. I highly recommend Latin dance new zealand to anyone who wants to give latin dancing a go.

Jane Mackenzie

Salsa & Bachata Teams

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Maria Sims

Ballet