International Latin Ballroom Classes
with Brian Coyne
Location: ATOMIC Ballroom
Starting Saturday, October 7th, 2023
Experience the allure of Latin dance with Brian Coyne’s International Latin Dance Classes at Atomic Ballroom. Join Brian as he guides you through a thrilling exploration of Cha-cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, and Jive styles at 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Then stay with Brian as he teaches the International Ballroom classes (Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, and Quickstep.)
International Latin is comprised of five dances: Cha Cha, Samba, International Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive. Latin is based in large part on long leg lines and takes a tremendous amount of strength and expertise to be danced at a high level. Latin must be sexy yet sophisticated, evoking images of characters such as Jessica Rabbit and Rita Hayworth.
Latin danced at a social level is undoubtedly freer than Standard or Smooth. Partners are not required to maintain a constant frame, which gives the dancers more ability to play and improvise. Latin is one of the most intense dance styles.
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Below we have some descriptions of the styles Brian will cover:
•International Rumba is a slow romantic dance that comes from Cuba and is considered the dance of love. It is characterized by its distinctive hip and body action called cuban motion, with an emphasis on the interactions between the dancers (Music: Jose Feliciano-Cuando Pienso En Ti).
•International Cha Cha comes from the Cuban dance called the Cha Cha Cha, and is named so for the sound the feet that the dancers make. It has quick and agile footwork to accentuate the smooth body action that it borrows from its sister dance Rumba (Music: Tito Puente- Miami Beach Cha Cha Cha).
•International Samba is a lively and energetic dance that comes from Brazil. This version is the partner version that Europeans created mixing the wide variety of types of Samba with the ballroom hold and movement (Music: Sergio Mendes- Mas Que Nada).
•International Paso Doble, although originally a military march from France, evolved into the Spanish partner dance that we have now. At the core is about the matador and the bullfight, with flavors of flamenco and other dances thrown in for added flair (Music: Los Matadores Lone-Espana Cani).
•International Jive is an adaptation of the swing dances US soldiers brought over to Europe during the 1940’s. It is a fast and energetic dance that is characterized by its accented second and fourth beat of the music (Music: The Honeydrippers-Rockin at Midnight).
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