Latin Ballroom Dance
Ballroom, Latin and Swing dance classes at West Roxbury School
of Dance; click here for our current class schedule: Classes
Tango is a dramatic, sensual social dance form that originated
in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Originally danced frequently by same
sex partners, (particularly men,) this smoldering dance is a dance
with attitude! The most popular tango dance styles are the Argentine
tango and the ballroom tango, often known as American or International
Style; we teach ballroom style tango at OUT
to Dance because of its clear simplicity, strong steady rhythm,
and popularity in ballroom dance venues.
Learn more about the Tango
An exciting, syncopated Latin dance of Cuban origin which originated
in the 1950's, the Cha Cha gets its name and character from its
distinct repetitive foot rhythm. It's playful and joyful and can
be danced to a great variety of popular music, from Roy Orbison
in the 50's to the Beatles in the 60's to Santana and some hip
hop at the millenium.
Learn more about the Cha Cha
Often called the Dance of Love, rhumba is a slow- to medium-tempo
Latin American dance of Cuban origin in 4/4 time, which is characterized
by sensual and smooth movements, Latin-style hip motion, and an
elegant and flirtatious interplay between partners.
Learn more about the Rhumba
Zumba® fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms mixed with Hip Hop and
a little current pop music using easy-to-follow choreographed
moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness class that will blow you
away. Zumba® students achieve wonderful benefits while experiencing
an absolute blast in one exciting hour of body-energizing movements.
Zumba classes are great for all fitness levels and sizes and no
dance background is required.
Salsa is a sexy, funky, fabulous dance that's incredibly popular world-wide. Salsa music is a fusion of traditional African and Cuban and other Latin-American rhythms. For more info, click here.
The simplest and most uptempo of the Latin dances, merengue originated in the Dominican Republic. It emphasizes a straight-ahead 8-count rhythm taken with Cuban Motion. Merengue packs the dance floor in Latin clubs and parties because of its simplicity, playfulness, and sexiness, and it can be learned more quickly than any other dance. For more info, click here.
Nightclub Freestyle Dancing
If you feel awkward when faced with a dance opportunity in a
club, party, or social event, you can find relief in just one
private lesson in club dancing. This is the informal, popular
dance where you're not touching your partner, just boogieing freely--
or not so freely, if you're currently feeling like a dork! You'll
learn the simplest basics of shifting weight and what you can
do with your feet and arms; after a one-hour lesson, you'll have
the skills to finally break the ice and get out there and party.
You won't be memorizing fancy patterns;
you'll be learning some simple, natural movements where you can
blend in with the dancing crowd, feel relaxed, and have fun. We
offer Nightclub Freestyle Dancing only as a one-hour
private lesson. That's all you'll need! Want to get really polished and actually impressive? Join our Hip Hop class or Pop Culture class on Monday nights.
"Anyone who thinks they won't like ballroom
dancing should really try one of your Hot Latin Ballroom dance
classes; we were blown away. That made for one really fun date
night every Monday!"
Monica and Carlo A., Waltham,
When booking your Latin Ballroom dance lesson or class at
our OUT to Dance studios in West Roxbury and Roslindale, note
that our studio locations are within twenty minutes of downtown
Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Brighton, Allston,
Brookline, Newton, Chestnut Hill, Dedham, Norwood, Needham, Westwood,
Milton and Quincy; and within 25 to 35 minutes of Cambridge, Somerville,
Arlington, Wellesley, Natick, Waltham, Braintree, Brockton, Stoughton,
Canton, Foxboro, Weymouth and surrounding towns.