• The Exchange (map)
  • 50 Rutland St
  • Leicester, LE1 1RD
  • United Kingdom

Weekly classes bought to you by LT Presents. Come along and join the fun. They're very nice people.

Salsa dancing, or at least the word, originated in New York in the mid-1970s. It evolved from earlier dance forms such as Son, Son Montuno, Cuban Cha cha cha and Cuban Mambo which were popular in Cuba and other parts of Latin America. Salsa, like most music genres has gone through a lot of changes through the years and incorporated elements of Swing dancing and Hustle, as well as elements of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean dances such as Guaguanco and Pachanga. We will be teaching New York style, (linear/cross body lead).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYG4T811jso

Kizomba is a partner dance native to the African country of Angola, wi...th influences from other Lusofone countries. It was first known as "Passada" (meaning "stepping" - a reference to the movement flow) and for having a sensuous rhythm. Although the exact origins are unknown, it is considered to be a fusion of Semba (a traditional Angolan dance and predecessor of samba) with 'Zouk' influences coming from the French Caribbean Islands. Kizomba style now emphasizes a very smooth way of dancing, heavily influened by Tango steps, one of the main differences being that the lower body, the hip, does forward/backwards and circle movements.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_BvkfyOAtQ

7.30pm Salsa class for all levels with Trevor & Lorraine.
8.30pm Kizomba class for all levels with Joyce & Lorraine.

Dancing until 11pm.

We have use of the fab retro basement, I love this place.
The building is opposite the curve with free on street parking and NCP & Phoenix car parks close by.

No partner needed. Spread the word, introduce your friends. Come & give it a go, have a drink, chill.

Dance is one of the best ways to make friends & help keep both body and mind healthy.

Lessons will then continue each Tuesday, with all levels salsa class & separate beginner & improver level Kizomba classes.

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