The British Association of Teachers of Dancing

Club Latino

The Club Latino dances are the Mambo, Salsa and Merengue and these are danced in evening and nightclubs. The change in music from Latin America has brought fast upbeat tempos, moves and spins for both man and lady and these have made this form of dance very popular with the younger generation.

The dances involve subtle hand leads and fast foot moves but still retain a relaxed feel and are exciting to do and watch. Competitions take place up to world level in some of the dances and medals and professional exams can be taken in this branch. Syllabi and technique books are available from Head Office. Along with the Ballroom and Latin, some of these dances are used in the television show “Strictly Come Dancing”, which has now become the ballroom branch’s shop window to entice the general public to take up dancing.